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Manganese Ferroalloy Production School

Event Start Date June 12, 2012, 12:00 am
Event End Date June 13, 2012, 12:00 am
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South Africa has the largest land-based Mn-ore reserves and is the 3rd largest producer of high carbon ferromanganese and 4th largest producer of medium and low carbon ferromanganese-according data for 2009 obtained from IMnI. Prof. Merete Tangstad is currently leading a research group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway which focuses on research related to manganese ferroalloy production.

The aim of the course is to transfer the knowledge she gained through her work to role players in the South African manganese ferroalloy industry. In order to reach this goal Merete will address the following topics during the two day school:

- History of manganese
- Alloy specification and uses
- Raw materials
- Commercial production ofmanganese ferroalloys
- Manganese thermodynamics
- Physical properties of manganese slags
- The FeMn process-theoretical considerations
- The SiMn process-theoretical considerations
- Refining of manganese alloys
- Environmental aspects 

Sponsors

On behalf of the organising committee and the SAIMM we would like to thank the following sponsors for their invaluable contribution:

Premium Exhibitor:

 ELKEM Carbon    
    Graftech                                               
Metix2

 Pens & Pads Sponsor

  Trans Alloys  
 

Banner Sponsor:

  Hatch2                                              
 


Sponsorship Opportunities

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:  

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za   

About the Lecturer

                                              MERETE TANGSTAD           
                                                 Professor at NTNU
                            (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Merete took her Master degree and PhD degree at NTNU. In the following years, she worked forElkem and Eramet,
mostly within ferro-manganese and silico-manganese production, and mainly with research within these processes.

Since 2004, she has been a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology within Material Science
and Engineering, with the main emphasis on manganese ferro-alloy production, and upgrading metallurgical silicon
to solar-grade silicon.

Merete is co-author of the definitive textbook on manganese ferroalloy production, Production of Manganese Ferroalloys, published by Tapir Press in Norway.

Who should attend

Southern African delegates from the manganese ferro-alloy industry or those who support them, targeting
companies that fund new manganese projects:

- Existing and potential industry role players
- Engineering companies
- Research/academic institutions
- Companies providing funding for new manganese projects

Programme

DAY 1: 12 June 2012

07:00-08:30   Registration

08:30-08:45   Welcome
                        Prof. J.N. van der Merwe, President, SAIMM

Session 1
Chair: Kobus Sutherland, Transalloys

08:45-09:00    Overview of the manganese alloy production (commercial features
                         and chemical reactions in the furnace)
                         M. Tangstad

09:00-10:30     Overview of manganese production in Southern Africa
                          J. Steenkamp

10:30-11:00     Tea

Session 2
Chair: Kobus Sutherland, Transalloys

11:00-12:20     Fundamental thermodynamics
                          M. Tangstad

12:20-12:30     Presentation by premium exhibitor

12:30-13:30      Lunch

Session 3
Chair: TBA, Metalloys

13:30-14:50       Slag and the slag properties
                            M. Tangstad

14:50-15:00       Presentation by premium exhibitor

15:00-15:30       Tea

Session 4
Chair: TBA, Metalloys

15:30                  Manganese raw materials - mineralogy and other properties
                           E. Ringdalen

 

DAY 2: 13 June 2012

Session 1
Chair: TBA, Assmang

08:30-10:00         Reactions in the prereduction zone
                              M. Tangstad

10:00-10:30         Lining concepts in the manganese ferroalloy production
                             J. Steenkamp

10:30-11:00         Tea

Session 2
Chair: TBA, Assmang

11:00-12:20           Reactions in the high temperature zone
                                M. Tangstad

12:20-12:30           Presentation by premium exhibitor

12:30-13:30           Lunch

Session 3
Chair: TBA, Mogale Alloys

13:30-14:50             Energy consumption
                                  M. Tangstad

14:50-15:00             Presentation by premium exhibitor

15:00-15:30             Tea

Session 4
Chair: TBA, Mogale Alloys

15:30                         Environmental considerations
                                   E. Ringdalen

17:00                          Cocktail party

 

 

Registration Fees

Registration

 

     

Registration Fee  SAIMM Members

R  5 500

      

Registration Fee - Non SAIMM Members

R  6 200

 

Registration Fee - Student/ Retired Members

R  2 000

 

Please note:
Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2012, for attending this event

Registration Fees:

Please Note:
Registration fee does not include accommodation
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event 

Accommodation

The conference will be hosted at the Misty Hills Conference Centre, which is located in the Cradle of Humankind in Muldersdrift.

For more information visit: www.recreationafrica.co.za

Please Note:
Registration fee does not includes accommodation

Contact

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

 

 

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