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Conference Presentations 2012

Intergalva 2012 delegates can view and download the conference presentations in PDF format.

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Session 1

The World of Zinc

Zinc Mine and Smelter Outlook

D Smale (International Lead and Zinc Study Group)


‘Zinc Saves Kids’ – Achievements in Child Health Intervention Programmes

N Dalminya (UNICEF, USA)


Session 2

Galvanizing in Transport and Infrastructure

50 Years of Experience Return on Galvanized Steel Structures used in Fixed Installation for Electrical Traction in the French Railway Network

A Machet, C Kalonji, D Ligonniere and D Gehl (SNCF, France)


High-speed Rail Fasteners: A Case Study in Spain

J M Amo (National Centre for Metallurgical Research, Spain) andJ Tundidor (Asociacion Técnica Española de Galvanización, Spain)


Hot Dip Galvanizing for Steel and Composite Bridges

D Ungermann and D Rademacher (Technical University Dortmund, Germany)


Fatigue Toughness of Galvanized High Strength Steels for Structural Applications for the Automotive Industry

E J Petit, S Aden-Ali, Y Gosbety, L Schmitt, J Gilgert and Z Azari ( University of Metz, France)


Session 3

Plant Technology – I

Application of New Technology to Hot Dip Galvanizing Products in Japan

Y Kitano, M Maeyama, T Hatano and H Nishimine (Tanaka Galvanizing Co Ltd, Japan)


The Recovery of Zinc from General Hot Dip Galvanizing Bottom Dross

M Bright and S Ellis (Pyrotek Inc, USA)


Software Tools to Support the Full Life Cycle of Hot Dip Galvanizing Plants

R Geiersberger (Ingenia GmbH, Austria)


Remote Access Technical Support in the Galvanizing Industry

C Mason and M Harding (Western Technologies, USA); M Lamb (Cepha Controls, USA)


Session 4

Furnaces and Kettle Technology

The Atlas Project: Using Advanced Computerized Modelling to Explore Heat Transfer and Efficiency in Hot Dip Galvanizing Furnaces and Kettles

J F Hetu and F Ilnea (National Research Council, Canada); M Ubiali (Zinco Global)

Reflective Ceramic Coating for hot dip galvanizing furnaces

K Sagurna and W Niehaus (WIR Technology, Germany)


Development of an Intelligent Furnace Management System

Xinyi Liu (University of Sheffield, UK)


Newer High Velocity Furnaces

E Moroni (Gimeco Impianti Srl, Italy)


Session 5

Product Technology – I

Hot Dip Galvanized Steel in Deep Level South African Mines

R Wilmot (Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa, South Africa)


Fire Protection – Investigating the Positive Effect of a Zinc Coating on Steel Temperatures During a Fire

M Heinisuo (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)


Fabrication of Galvanized Steel with Antibacterial Activity

K Hirota, H Sakai and M Kato (Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan); Y Takano and H Kuwahara (Japan Galvanizers Association, Japan)


A Review of Development of Advanced High Strength Flat Rolled Steels and their Implications for Future Long Products

F Goodwin, (International Zinc Association, USA)


Session 6

Marketing and Communication

Galvanizing Buzz – Promotion with Web and Social Media

C Ménage (Construiacier, France)


Geo-business marketing for Galvanizing Companies: See, Know, Analyse, Decide, Optimise

R Stupper (Tellus SpA, Italy)

Environmental Assessment of Galvanizing According to the Methodology DIOGEN (DIOGEN database of environmental impacts of materials for civil engineering works)

F Gomes and A Feraille (Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, France); G Habert and C Tessier (IFSTTAR, France); Y Tardivel (SETRA, France) and L Néel (Galvazinc Association, France)

Session 7

Galvanizing and Architecture

The role of galvanized steel in the preservation of Paris’ heritage – The renovation of the 13th Century College of Les Bernardine

J M Wilmotte and P Engel (Architect, France)

Designing in the Public-Private Partnership approach – Galvanizing in the Marseille stadium for Euro 2016

M Cousseau (Bouygues, France)


Hot Dip Galvanizing and Total Costs

P Mit (Union Nationale des Economists de la Construction, France)


Session 8

Awards and Prizes

International Galvanizing Awards for Architecture and Construction


French Student Prizes for Galvanizing and Stadium Architecture


Bablik Medal Ceremony


Session 9

Coating Performance

Zinc Coatings Lifetime Determination in the Atmospheric Environment

K Kreislová (SVÜOM, Czech Republic)


Twenty Years of Experience in Exploiting Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings in the Mine Environment

H Kania, P Podolski and P Liberski (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)


Vine Trellis – Specific Corrosion Resistance Requirements, more than 20 Years of Experience

J-M Leclerq (CEP Consulting, France)


Practical Use of Advanced Image Processing System to Diagnose Residual Service Life of Galvanized Coatings

K Fujimura, H Tsuji and Y Nishio (Denro Corporation, Japan); K Fujimoto (Fukushima University, Japan)


Session 10

Coating Technology

Revisiting ‘Colour’ Hot Dip Galvanizing by Titanium Bath Alloying

T Török, G Lévai and A Ender ( University of Miskolc, Hungary)


Environmental Product Declarations for Structural Steel and Hot Dip Galvanizing as a Basis for Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings

B Hauke (Bauforumstahl, Düsseldorf, Germany) and M Huckshold (Industrieverband Feuerverzinken, Germany)


Higher Aluminium Galvanizing – Technology Field Results

F Biffi and J Deglavs (SIA ZN Metals, Latvia)


The Effect of Substrate Microstructure on Formation of Hot Dip Galvanized Coatings

S Sepper, P Peetsalu, V Mikli and M Saarna (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)


Session 11

Process Technology and Safety

Study on the Corrosion Behaviour and Self Healing Ability of Silicate Conversion Coatings on Hot Dip Galvanized Steels

G Kong (South China University of Technology, China)


We Handle Thousands of Tonnes of Steel a Year – We’re Bound to Get Hurt!

D Hill (Wedge Group Galvanizing, UK)


Securit Hanging Jigs

C Wozniak (Prestia, France)


Masking Materials for Preventing Hot Dip Galvanizing

T Langill and B Duran (American Galvanizers Association, USA)


Session 12

Pretreatment Technology and Recycling

Bath Homogeneity in General Galvanizing Baths

R Pankert and M Jungar (Boliden, Sweden)


Important Parameters in Pickling and Stripping Process and their Control in Encapsulated and Automatic Pretreatment Plants

F Nerat (Koerner Chemieanlagenbau GmbH, Austria)

An Efficient, Green and Sustainable Degreaser for the HDG Process

A Berlendis (Specialities srl, Italy)


Treatment and Recycling of Spent Pickle Hydrochloric Acid in the Galvanizing Process

R Schapiro and V Boiko (Green Future Recycling Ltd, Israel)

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