25th International Galvanizing Conference 17-22 June 2018 Berlin


Keynote speaker

Lars Thomsen is an influential futurist and trends researcher. He is the founder and CEO of Swiss-based think tank, Future Matters.

Thomsen consults for corporations, institutions and government bodies on the development of future strategies and business models. He interprets the complex world of trends to inform organisations about how to strategically plan for the future. His research focuses on the future of work and developments in energy and resources, electric mobility, corporate culture, media, as well as artificial intelligence.

Sponsored by DIPL.-ING HERWIG GmbH

Simultaneous translation is available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Polish, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese languages.

Monday 18 June
Opening Session
09.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
M Kopf, President, European General Galvanizers Association
P Niederstein, Speaker of the Board, Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e. V.
Session 1: Keynote Speakers
09.20 Keynote speech
L Thomsen, CEO, Future Matters
10.05 The galvanizing industry in Germany
M Huckshold, Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e. V.
10.25 The zinc supply/demand outlook
Dr R Cochrane, CRU International Ltd (UK)
10.55 Coffee Break and Exhibition
Session 2: Galvanizing in Bridge Construction
11.25 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)
11.50 Galvanized bridges in Japan
H Shibayama, Japan Galvanizers Association (Japan)
12.15 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 Technologies (Germany)
12.40 Discussion
12.45 Lunch & Exhibition
Session 3: Innovative Applications of Galvanizing in Steel Construction
14.15 Fire resistance of galvanized structures
Prof. Dr.-Ing. M Mensinger, M.Sc. C Gaigl, Technical University of Munich, Chair of Metal Structures, Munich (Germany)
14.40 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)
15.05 Galvanized steel expansion joints for bridges
S Adam, mageba GmbH (Switzerland)
15.25 Discussion
15.30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
Session 4: Design of Bolted Steel Structures with Galvanizing
16.00 Galvanized Steel Slip Factor Investigation – Part 2
T J Langill, American Galvanizers Association (USA)
16.20 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)
16.40 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)
16.55 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)
17.10 Discussion
17.15 Close of Session
Evening Welcome Reception & Verzinkerparty
Tuesday 19 June
Session 5: Process Optimisation
09.00 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)
09.20 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)
09.40 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)
10.00 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)
10.25 Discussion
10.30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
Session 6: Bath Alloy Technology
11.15 Influence of alloying elements on galvanizing abnormalities with a special view on surface defects
R Pankert, Boliden (Sweden)
11.40 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)
12.00 Lead-free and bismuth-containing zinc melts and kettles in hot-dip galvanizing
Dr. J Triebert & S Six Institut für Korrosionsschutz Dresden GmbH (Germany)
12.20 New zinc-aluminium-magnesium alloy galvanizing technology
Y Kiyokawa, Komagata Galvanizing Co. LTD (Japan)
12.40 Discussion
12.45 Lunch & Exhibition
14.15 Invitation to 11th Asia Pacific General Galvanizing Conference
Session 7: Insights in Galvanizing for Architecture and Construction
14.20 Global structural steel projects in developing countries
M Lechner, Waagner-Biro AG (Austria)
14.45 Modern application of batch galvanized steel facades in architecture
Prof. Dr.-Ing. H Hachul, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Department Architecture (Germany)
15.05 A bright future for hot dip galvanized steel in the circular economy
B Dursin, Zink Info Benelux (Benelux)
15.25 Discussion
Session 8: Global Galvanizing Awards (Sponsored by International Zinc Association)
15.30 Announcement of the winners of Global Galvanizing Awards, including presentation of the winning projects by the successful architect or engineer:
• Industry Award
• Judges’ Award
16.15 Close of Session
16.15 Coffee and Exhibition
Evening Gala Dinner (Buses Depart 18.30)
Wednesday 20 June
Session 9: Galvanizing Meets Market Demands
09.00 Utility tunnels in China
Prof Z Qifu (China)
09.25 Galvanizing for solar applications
J Tundidor, ATEG (Spain)
09.50 Beyond construction – galvanizing in transport and other applications
H Glinde, Industrieverband Feuerverzinken (Germany)
10.10 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)
10.30 Discussion
10.40 Coffee Break and Exhibition
Session 10: Practical Experience & Market Opportunities with Galvanized Rebar
11.10 Galvanized reinforcing steel – better perspectives in application in Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. W Breit & R Adams, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany)
11.30 Corrosion behaviour of galvanized reinforcement in chloride containing mortar and carbonated mortar
G Ebell, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)
11.50 Discussion
Session 11: Sustainability and Environment
11.55 Integration of a kettle cover in the zinc bath enclosure
F Nerat, KVK KOERNER Chemieanlagenbau G.m.b.H (Austria)
12.10 Reducing emissions and imissions in pre-treatment plants caused by hydrochloric acid
J Kader, Stockmeier Chemie GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
12.25 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)
12.45 Lunch and Exhibition
Session 12: Corrosion protection performance of zinc and zinc alloy coatings
14.15 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)
14.40 Durability determination of bridge constructions protected by hot dip galvanized coatings
P Lebelt & J Gehrke, Institut für Korrosionsschutz Dresden GmbH (Germany)
15.05 Monitoring and mapping of corrosion of zinc coatings in some climatic zones of Italy
Prof. R Fratesi, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
15.25 Corrosion investigations on zinc coatings by using gel-type electrolytes
M Babutzka, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) (Germany)
15.45 Corrosion behaviour of zinc-chromium alloys for batch hot dip galvanizing
Prof. R. Feser, University of Applied Sciences, Iserlohn (Germany)
16.05 Discussion
16.10 Closing Remarks
M Kopf, President, European General Galvanizers Association
16.15 Conference Closes – ‘Last Orders’ at the Pilling Bar.

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