AIST Energy Committee Meets at CIVS

February 20, 2023

On February 15th, the AIST Energy & Utilities Technology Committee (EUTC) members visited CIVS to have its Spring 2023 meeting and to tour the CIVS facility. The committee meeting topics included planning the AIST Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems ( and AISTech2023.

During the tour, the CIVS director and technical staff gave an overview of CIVS & SMSVC and demonstrated various projects and technologies. Examples included Hydrogen Utilization in Blast Furnaces, Reheating Furnaces, and Boilers; Virtual Safety Training Simulators; and Virtual Tours of Steel Plants.

During the committee meeting, Mrs. Kelly Dallas accepted the 2023 AIST EUTC Energy Achievement Award on behalf of the “Burns Harbor Walking Beam Furnace Project.” Kelly is the Director of Engineering at Cleveland-Cliffs and a Mechanical Engineering Alumna at Purdue University Northwest.

The mission of the AIST Energy & Utilities Technology Committee is to promote safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible energy, utilities, and carbon capture & utilization technologies in the production and processing of iron and steel through the facilitation of training, technical presentations, and the exchange of information. The current Chair of the Committee is Mr. Larry Fabina from Cleveland Cliffs. Dr. Chenn Zhou, CIVS director is also a committee member. (