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Conference Presentations 2018

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Session 1

Keynote Session

Keynote speech

L Thomsen, CEO, Future Matters

The galvanizing industry in Germany

M Huckshold, Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e. V.


The zinc supply/demand outlook

Dr R Cochrane, CRU International Ltd (UK)


Session 2

Galvanizing in Bridge Construction

Hot-dip galvanizing for steel and composite bridges – New research for application of hot-dip galvanizing with dowel strips

Prof. Dr.-Ing. D Ungermann, S Holtkamp; TU Dortmund University – Institute of Steel Construction (Germany)


Galvanized bridges in Japan

H Shibayama, Japan Galvanizers Association (Japan)


Hot-rolled sections and hot-dip-galvanizing – a perfect combination for efficiency and sustainability of bridges

Dr.-Ing. D Rademacher, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products (Luxembourg); T Pinger, Zinq Technologie (Germany)


Session 3

Innovative Applications of Galvanizing in Steel Construction

Fire resistance of galvanized structures

Prof. Dr.-Ing. M Mensinger, M.Sc. C Gaigl, Technical University of Munich, Chair of Metal Structures, Munich (Germany)


Steel Hybrid Onshore Wind Towers Installed with Minimum Effort (‘SHOWTIME’)

Prof C Rebello, Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, University of Coimbra (Portugal)


Galvanized steel expansion joints for bridges

S Adam, mageba GmbH (Switzerland)


Session 4

Design of Bolted Steel Structures with Galvanizing

Galvanized Steel Slip Factor Investigation – Part 2

T J Langill, American Galvanizers Association (USA)


Slip-resistant connections made of hot-dip galvanized steel – The EU Sirocco Project

Prof. Dr.-Ing. N Stranghöner, N. Afzali, Institute for Metal and Lightweight Structures, University of Duisburg Essen (Germany)


Examination of influencing factors on the coating quality of hot dip galvanized high strength fasteners for construction purposes

Dr.-Ing. H Hoche, M Lander, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M Oechsner, Center for Engineering Materials MPA-IfW, Technische Universität Darmstadt S Six, Dr. S Friedrich, Institut für Korrosionsschutz Dresden GmbH (Germany)


Slip-resistant connections in hot-dip galvanized steel bridge constructions

A Schudlich, Dr.-Ing. M Klein, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M Oechsner; State Materials Testing Institute (MPA) and Chair and Institute for Materials Technology (IfW) Darmstadt, (Germany) Prof. Dr.-Ing. D Ungermann, J Grote; TU Dortmund University – Institute of Steel Construction (Germany)


Session 5

Process Optimisation

The myth of steel hydrogenation during pre-treatment for hot dip galvanizing – dogma versus reality

V Kuklík, J Kudlacek, M Zoubek, Czech Technical University in Prague; S Węgrzynkiewicz, BELOS-PLP S.A (Czech Republic)


Chemical pre-treatment of steel in the hot dip galvanizing process with focus on flux and drying conditions

F Schmelz, RAM Engineering + Anlagenbau GmbH (Germany)


Controlling LMAC occurrence at drain holes during hot-dip galvanizing

Dr H Asada, Y Fujiwara & T Tanaka, Kobe University, T Yamashita, Kakuto Corporation, Y Kitano, Tanaka Galvanizing Co.,Ltd, T Watarai, Yokohama Galvanizing Co., Ltd, Y Murakami, Galva Kogyo Co. Ltd (Japan)


Effect of geometric configuration on high-mast illumination pole demands during galvanizing process

R Nasouri, A Montoya & A Matamoros, University of Texas at San Antonio; K Nguyen, C Bennett & J Li, University of Kansas; T Kinstler, GalvaScience LLC (USA)


Session 6

Bath Alloy Technology

Influence of alloying elements on galvanizing abnormalities with a special view on surface defects

R Pankert, Boliden (Sweden)


Bismuth influence in different concentrations in thickness and coating morphology for hot-dip galvanizing process

R Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Tozin & I Rezende, Nexa Resources (Brazil)


Lead-free and bismuth-containing zinc melts and kettles in hot-dip galvanizing

Dr. J Triebert & S Six Institut für Korrosionsschutz Dresden GmbH (Germany)


New zinc-aluminium-magnesium alloy galvanizing technology

Y Kiyokawa, Komagata Galvanizing Co. LTD (Japan)


Session 7

Insights in Galvanizing for Architecture and Construction

Global structural steel projects in developing countries

M Lechner, Waagner-Biro AG (Austria)


Modern application of batch galvanized steel facades in architecture

Prof. Dr.-Ing. H Hachul, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Department Architecture (Germany)


A bright future for hot dip galvanized steel in the circular economy

B Dursin, Zink Info Benelux (Benelux)


Session 8

Global Galvanizing Awards


Session 9

Galvanizing Meets Market Demands

Utility tunnels in China

Prof Z Qifu (China)


Galvanizing for solar applications

J Tundidor, ATEG (Spain)


Beyond construction – galvanizing in transport and other applications

H Glinde, Industrieverband Feuerverzinken (Germany)


After 50 years of protection for the Sydney Opera House – time to develop a practical model for the durability of concrete structures using galvanized rebar

F Papworth, Building & Construction Research & Consultancy & P Golding, Galvanizers Association of Australia (Australia)


Session 10

Practical Experience & Market Opportunities with Galvanized Rebar

Galvanized reinforcing steel – better perspectives in application in Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. W Breit & R Adams, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany)


Corrosion behaviour of galvanized reinforcement in chloride containing mortar and carbonated mortar

G Ebell, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)


Session 11

Sustainability and Environment

Integration of a kettle cover in the zinc bath enclosure

F Nerat, KVK KOERNER Chemieanlagenbau G.m.b.H (Austria)


Reducing emissions and imissions in pre-treatment plants caused by hydrochloric acid

J Kader, Stockmeier Chemie GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)


Effective recovery of HCl and metals from pickling solutions by cuttingedge membrane technologies

R. Gueccia, S. Randazzo, A. Culcasi, A. Cipollina, G. Micale, Dipartimento dell’Innovazione Industriale e Digitale, Università di Palermo (Italy)


Session 12

Corrosion protection performance of zinc and zinc alloy coatings

Duplex systems at an oil & gas company – Brazil: Performance assessment

R Suplicy de Araujo Goes, ICZ – Instituto de Metais não Ferrosos; M Schultz, Petrobras; R Yuriko Ogura, Armco Staco; P Cesar Maziero Tiano, Marangoni Maretti; C Gnecco, Sherwin-Williams Paint Company; Prof. I Vieira Aoki, Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Brazil)


Durability determination of bridge constructions protected by hot dip galvanized coatings

P Lebelt & J Gehrke, Institut für Korrosionsschutz Dresden GmbH (Germany)


Monitoring and mapping of corrosion of zinc coatings in some climatic zones of Italy

Prof. R Fratesi, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)


Corrosion investigations on zinc coatings by using gel-type electrolytes

M Babutzka, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) (Germany)


Corrosion behaviour of zinc-chromium alloys for batch hot dip galvanizing

Prof. R. Feser, University of Applied Sciences, Iserlohn (Germany)

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