Research & Development Director, Egyptian Steel, Egypt
With more than 3 decades of experience in industrial engineering sector Hesham Saad has been the man behind setting up few of the largest steel plants and rerolling mills across Middle East and North Africa. Presently serving as Technical Director, Egyptian Steel Group, Saad has been acknowledged as one of the key think tanks, driving the rapidly growing Egyptian steel industry.
Topic: Second Generation Of Endless Rolling : Mega Endless
Abstract: Continuous casting has become the major solidification technique in steel making all over the world. This is the result of continued innovation and developments. Although conventional continuous casting remains the key technology, in the recent years near-net- shape casting has taken over in specific areas. Productivity, quality and cost efficiency remain the driving forces for further developments. It seems that the continuous casting machine still has too much to offer us as its added value for the steel industry. It is also scalable and upgradable, day by day and proves to be one of the key tools necessary to achieve sustainable development goals in the steel casting industry. By applying Eco Endless Production Process, millions of natural gas cubic meters and millions of electric energy kwhs will be saved and emission of greenhouse gases can be reduced.