(Q) Hydrogen Measurement in Steel (Technical Presentation*)

  • May 04, 2017
  • Kelly's Tavern
  • 1010 Loftis Blvd. , Newport News , Virginia , USA

Description

Kelly's Tavern
1010 Loftis Boulevard
Newport News, Virginia 23606

6:30 - 6:30 PM: Social
6:30 - 7:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Presentation

Cost: You are free to order from the regular menu at your expense.

Reservations: Please notify Dave Conley at David.Conley@hii-nns.com by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2nd on your planned attendance. Everyone is welcome.

* 1 PDH credit will be awarded for each technical presentation

About the Presentation:

Hydrogen is considered a difficult element to measure in cast steel. For many decades, statements have been made about the effects of hydrogen but without the context of measured values. Melting and pouring practices have been developed to address the issue of high hydrogen in an ad hoc manner without the quantitative context of which practices are optimal if even effective. This technical discussion will describe the efforts and results to date at the Newport News Shipbuilding foundry to measure hydrogen in process during casting production.

About the Speakers:

Rick Boyd is a Senior Metallurgist in the Foundry of Newport News Shipbuilding. He is responsible for the technical control of chemistry and heat treatment of castings made in the Foundry. Rick received a B.S. Metallurgical Engineering – Drexel University, has over 50yrs of casting experience, past VP of Technology for Steel Founders Society of America (SFSA), Served on the Board of Directors for American Foundry Society (AFS) and has written/presented numerous papers to both SFSA, AFS, and AIST-Electric Furnace.

Todd Dinkel is a Material and Process Engineer in the Laboratory Services Department of Newport News Shipbuilding. He performs failure analysis examinations and serves as a metallurgy resource within the Shipyard's laboratory. Todd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy from Penn State University. He has been employed in the Foundry (ferrous and non-ferrous) and Forging industries for 38 years including eight years with the shipyard.

Chris Story is an Engineering Manager in the Laboratory Services Department of Newport News Shipbuilding. He is responsible for mechanical testing, metallurgy and metals chemistry testing within the Shipyard's laboratory. Chris holds both B. S. and M. S. - Materials Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been with the shipyard for nine years.

Matt Jaroma is a Chemist in the Laboratory Services Department of Newport News Shipbuilding. He is responsible for metals chemistry testing for the onsite foundry as well as supporting the metallurgy section. Matt received a B. S. from Christopher Newport University and has been with the shipyard for almost ten years.

Jason Binns is an Engineering Manager in the Foundry Department of Newport News Shipbuilding.

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