Environmental Health & Safety Track

Saturday, April 16 Sunday, April 17 Monday, April 18

Saturday, April 16

8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Energy Conservation at Grede Foundry (16-174)
Iron • All processes  
Larry Foreman, Grede Holdings LLC

This presentation will describe how Grede reduced energy use and provide practical suggestions for saving energy in melting and other foundry processes.

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Melt Safety 2016—Keeping It Real! (16-111)
Iron • Sand  
Michael Looby, Inductotherm Corp.; Johnny Hill, Martin Foundry; Mark Muszynski, Waupaca Foundry Inc.-Etowah Plant 

The melting, transfer, holding, and pouring of molten metal create numerous safety challenges 24/7. These panel presentations will discuss key criteria for coreless, channel and cupola furnace operation.

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Applications of an Inorganic Geopolymer Binder System for a Sustainable Future (16-063) 
All metals • Sand  
Andrew Tagg, John Winter & Co., Ltd.

A unique geopolymeric modified sodium silicate nobake binder system contains no VOCs, resulting in no emissions to the metalcasting environment. The presentation will share case studies in Europe and North America.

Sunday, April 17

8 a.m.-9 a.m.

What Top Management Needs to Know About EHS (16-099)
All metals • All processes  
Joey Leonard, Waupaca Foundry Inc.; Ryan Burke, Osco Industries Inc.; Andy Fulton, ME Global Inc.; Steve Johnson, Tyler Union 

Senior and executive management in metalcasting businesses will discuss environmental, health and safety data, reports and information in their organizations and the range of actions that should be taken.

Microwave Reclamation of Foundry Sand (16-031) 
All metals • Sand  
Milt Mathis, M-Wave Consulting; Joseph Plunger, Midwest Metal Products Inc.

Microwave technology could offer the industry an energy efficient and low emission system for sand reclamation while leaving the sand relatively cool. Prototype units are currently being run for nobake and green sand reclamation and both methods will be discussed.

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Evaluating a High Production Eco-Friendly Core Binder System for Aluminum (16-067) 
Aluminum • Sand  
Sam Ramrattan, Western Michigan University; Tatsuyuki Aoki, Hiroyasu Makino, Sintokogio Ltd. 

A sustainable polysaccharide sand binder system was developed for a modified injection molding process. This presentation will relate the physical, mechanical, and thermo-mechanical properties of disc-shaped core specimens. 

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Honorary Lecture: The Stuff Matters (16-114)
Iron • All processes  
John Keough, Applied Process Inc. 

The presenter will use real-world case studies from familiar fields of investigation (including cast iron) to foster a “life cycle” energy perspective and, perhaps, positively affect the thinking of engineers and designers in their work. 

Controlling Exposures to Air Contaminants in Metalcasting–A Performance-Based Approach (16-062) 
All metals • All processes  
Thomas Slavin, Cardno ChemRisk; Robert Scholz, TRC Environmental Corporation

This presentation will provide foundries with up-to-date industrial hygiene control guidelines so they can implement exposure programs that are effective, reliable and feasible. 

Benefits of the Amine Recovery Process for Sustainable Foundries (16-044)
All metals • Sand  
Sritama Kar, Greg Sturtz & Matthew Hartman, ASK Chemicals 

The purpose of this presentation is to explain how the amine recovery process technology operates and how foundries can efficiently run their amine scrubber.

3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

EHS Hot Topics (16-084)
All metals • All processes  
Jeet Radia, McWane Inc.; Mark Remlinger, Matthews International Corp.; Thomas Slavin, Slavin OSH Group LLC; Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group; Stephanie Salmon, Potomac Government Relations

This session will give updates on activities in air, water, waste, health and safety affecting metalcasters, including the latest developments in Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 18

8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Employee Engagement in Lights—Highlighting Social Responsibility Activities (16-144)
All metals • All processes  
David Shouse, Lodge Mfg Co.; Dana Cooper, Fairmount Santrol; Kirk Kallio, Waupaca Foundry Inc. 

The session will highlight the engagement factors related to social responsibility to increase individual and group performance, attract and retain talent and ultimately improve the triple bottom line.