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Site internet de l'événementhttps://www.iom3online.org/oxi2018




11 décembre 2018 - 12 décembre 2018


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
297 Euston Road, Londres



Following the success of OXI 2014 Conference held in London four years ago, OXI2018 will focus on improved means of targeting and controlling the oxide scale and metallic substrate interface as well as ways to optimise overall oxidation in order to improve thermo-mechanical processing, product surface state , in-service surface properties, overall yield and product performance for a range of metallic ferrous and non ferrous-materials.

This event will cover fundamental mechanisms of oxidation and decarburisation across a range of metal processing sectors together with means and new developments in scale removal techniques such as hydraulic descaling. A specific focus in this series of Conference is the ability to apply at low or high temperature oxidation or decarburisation coating and whether these coatings can be detrimental to downstream processes or surface integrity. Measurement opportunities now also exist at increasing physical length and size scales, for in-line surface state, in harsh industrial environment, together with ever improving off-line micro and nano characterisation techniques. Finally it is important to review advancements in modelling techniques for oxidation and oxide scale behaviour which provide a means of optimising processing conditions as well as for instance coating formulation. Future challenges still lie ahead regarding minimisation of oxidation mechanisms for a wide range of manufacturing and in-service sectors and this in more complex products and faster/harder processing conditions or industrial environments. Energy, process and product optimisation, together with new product through process performance are also critical factors which will be considered in this event.

The event to be organised over one and a half days will try to answer the following questions:

  • What is the best strategy for a metals producer for reducing and managing oxidation in terms of product, processes and manufacturing efficiency?
  • What is the current status in terms of oxidation removal processes (e.g. descaling) for instance in steel plant related processes?
  • What is the influence of oxide scale behaviour on friction, heat transfer as well as on generation of surface defects and overall product surface state and performance?
  • How could the use of coating or any additional processes be applied and improved to suit a range of processing and in-service conditions, materials and duty?
  • What is the current status in terms of in-line and off line instrumentation and characterisation techniques for oxidation/decarburisation?
  • How modelling through the physical length scale can contribute to further understanding of oxidation processes?
  • What are the basic principles and future challenges in oxidation mechanisms?

These are typical questions and facts that this one and a half day conference will explore.

Who should attend:

The Conference will integrate fundamental understanding with practical engineering application. It will offer those in the metals processing industry, R&D and academia, as well as specialist industries and communities, the opportunity to learn and share experience from this exciting and multi-disciplinary field of research activity.