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TMS 2012: Continuing Education:
The Estimation of Slag Properties
March 11-15, 2012 • Orlando, FL

Who should attend:
Process engineers, mathematical modellers, continuous casting engineers and academics involved in high-temperature processes involving slags, glasses and fluxes. Download the Course Flier (PDF).


Workshop Overview
Slags play a vital role in many high-temperature processes and frequently, it is the physical properties of the slag which determine process control and product quality. The course aims to provide an understanding of the nature of molten and solid slags and to provide suitable methods to estimate their physical properties.

Slag properties are dependent on their structure; the factors affecting slag structure are described and how these factors interact to affect individual properties in different ways. The various factors affecting thermo-physical measurements are described. From an industrial standpoint, there is a great need to estimate these thermo-physical properties. The various methods used to provide these estimates are outlined. Software is provided to calculate the various thermo-physical properties from the chemical composition of the slag. Instruction in the use of the software is also provided.

Course Topics

  • Refractory erosion and factors affecting slag reactivities
  • Factors affecting thermo-physical properties of slags (eg. viscosity, electrical conductivity etc.)
  • Structure of silicates and alumino-silicate slags
  • Models available to estimate slag properties
  • Software to calculate physical properties of slags from chemical composition
  • Use of software provided

Course Presenter

  • Ken Mills


Date and Time:
Sunday, March 11, 2012. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Course Tuition:
Member Fee: $475
Nonmember Fee: $525
Late Member Fee: $550
Late Nonmember Fee: $600

How to Register:
Meeting registrants may sign up for this course using the online registration form or register on-site at the registration desk.


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