Conference Programme

Focus on Energy, Decarbonisation and Circularity

This programme provisional and may change.

MONDAY 20 June


Keynote Session - Energy and Decarbonisation

               Panel Discussion – The energy challenge

Keynote Session - Circular Economy

               Panel Discussion – Recognising galvanizing’s contribution to net zero

Keynote Session– Zinc
C Hassall (Director and Zinc Market Specialist, CHR Metals, UK)

Welcome Reception


09.00 – 17.30

Session 1 - Improving Efficiency

Environmentally-friendly and sustainable pre-treatment technology
T Doron (Tal Or Ecology, Israel)

Turning down the heat on cleaning
A Bennison (TIB Chemicals AG, Germany)

Shit energy – process heating from Biogas
A Zedet, (Prestia Group, France)

Digital twin technology for maintenance cost reduction
X Liu (Hasco Thermic Ltd, UK)

Session 2 – Decarbonising Furnace Heating

Towards Net Zero Galvanizing
Speaker to be confirmed

Electrically-Heated Furnaces for Galvanizing
N Faulhaber (CH Evensen, Norway)

Hydrogen-methane mixtures for combustion furnace in galvanizing plant: a feasibility study
Ing. R Francesca (Irpinia Zinco srl, Italy)

Hydrogen furnaces: Status and Possibilities
J-O Jasper (JASPER Gesellschaft für Energiewirtschaft und Kybernetik mbH, Germany)

Session 3 – Process Innovation and Optimisation

Managing a plant down to the small details
M Bozzi (Gimeco, Italy)

Low carbon zinc and lead-free galvanizing
D Asplund and A Mertke (Boliden)

Safe use of jigs in galvanizing plants – risks, solutions and control measures
S Hopkins and S Whitehouse (Joseph Ash Galvanizing, UK)

Fachkraft Feuerverzinken: E-learning and practical training for workers
H Glinde (Industrieverband Feuerverzinken, Germany)

Session 4 – Galvanizing in Action & Global Galvanizing Awards

Batch galvanized sub-structures for rear ventilated facades
D Ridder-Weẞells (University of Siegen, Department of Architecture, Germany)

Digital Market Development of Hot-Dip Galvanizing in North America
M Lindsley (American Galvanizers Association, USA)

Architecturally exposed structural steel: Challenges and opportunities for the galvanizer
A Fossa (American Galvanizers Association, USA)

Aripuanã Project - Galvanized structures and sustainable project building the mining of the future.
R Tozin (Nexa Resources, Brazil)


Gala Dinner


09.00 – 17.30

Session 5 – Corrosion Performance

Software tools for durability calculation for a customer guarantee in Spain
J Tundidor (ATEG, Spain)

New findings on the formation of corrosion product layers on zinc in the atmosphere
M Babutzka (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany)

Coating developments and their corrosion assessment
B Allaert (Bekaert, Belgium)

Galvanized steel for vineyards and fruit orchards
M van Leeuwen (International Zinc Association)

Session 6 – Improving Fire Resistance of Steel Structures

Fire resistance of steel structures – the beneficial effect of galvanizing
E Nigro (University of Naples, Italy)

Fire resistance behaviour of hot-dip galvanized HSS composite girders and connections of protected to hot-dip galvanized steel girders – Fire resistance of hot-dip galvanized high-strength structural steel
M Firan (Technical University of Munich, Germany), J Frenz (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany) & R Kühne (RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Steel Construction, Germany)

Fire Resistance of Galvanized Steel: Practical experience and case studies
M Huckshold (Industrieverband Feuerverzinken, Germany)

Short national progress reports
Contributions from EGGA National Associations

Session 7 – Duplex Coatings and Post Treatments

Blasting Abrasives for Preparing Galvanized Surfaces for Paint and Powder Coating
A Fossa (American Galvanizers Association, USA)

Making the chemical pretreatment process for Duplex (powder coating) on galvanized steel ready for the future in terms of quality, durability and sustainability
R van Meer (AD Chemicals, Netherlands) & N Beljaars (Wecoat, Netherlands)

Development of a passivation under the aspect of sustainability with maximum environmental compatibility
B Haupt (Stockmeier Chemie GmbH + Co KG, Germany)

Session 8 – Technology and Applications

Galvanizing of Steel Bridges in Nepal – Our Expertise & Experiences
A Paudel (Jalap Nepal (P) Ltd, Nepal)

Grouted joint for integral composite frame bridges suitable for hot dip galvanizing
F Oberhaidinger & L Stimmelmayr (Technische University of Munich, Germany)

Impact of improved dipping modelling on thermal shock risk
S Blakey (University of Birmingham, UK)

Bolted connections for hot-dip galvanized steel and composite bridges
J Grote, P Hatke & D Ungerman (TU Dortmund University - Institute of Steel Construction, Germany)

The Intergalva 2022 conference programme has been prepared with the advice and guidance of the International Papers Committee.


April 28, 2022

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