The Life of a Blast Furnace Operator - Gary Styan

Posted 18-10-2015
Category News

Gary started employment at the age of sixteen as a Fitter & Turner in January 1981. His first year was spent in a training workshop with two hundred and twenty (220) other apprentices learning the skills required to work competently and safely. His second and third year was spent at the Works Soaking Pits and the Stainless Steel Building located within the Slab Yard Department, working on stainless steel slab grinding machines.

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Quick Reference Guide 4: Electric Arc Furnace Slag is Live!

Posted 29-09-2015
Category Research

After months of meticulous editing, QRG 4 - Electric Arc Furnance Slag is live and ready to read! The 4 page publication encompasses the physical properties, applications, environmental considerations and multiple case studies.

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Australian Standards - Public Comment Period now Open

Posted 27-09-2015
Category Legislation

Fifteen Australian Standards documents have been released for Public Comment. All comments are submitted on the Standards Hub. Follow the link in the article to submit your comments. If you have any queries regarding the submission of comments, contact Australian Standards (contact details provided in artcile).

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Concrete 2015 - Highlights

Posted 11-09-2015
Category Events

Concrete 2015 was held at the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne from 30th August to 2nd September 2015. More than four hundred (600) delegates attended the Conference, exceeding the Concrete Institutes of Australia’s expectations.

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Slag: Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Posted 04-08-2015
Category News

Another interesting use for slag is starting to sprout out of France. In the north of the country where its mining and industrial industry has now been abandoned all that remains are the small mining villages and the colossal slag hills or “terrils”.

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INTERCEM Cementitious Materials Forum

Posted 29-06-2015
Category Events

From the 14th to the 15th of September 2015, the INTERCEM Cementitious Materials Forum will gather cement producers and traders from around the world to share their real-life case-study experiences and look in detail not just at the benefits of using SCMs but also at challenges they have faced! Click below to fine out more!

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Concrete 2015

Posted 29-06-2015
Category Events

The theme for Concrete 2015 is ‘Research into Practice.’ This event will allow industry-leading stakeholders to share their innovative research in areas including materials, construction and design. The Association will be a sponsor and exhibitor, so make sure you visit our stand.

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#SustainableDubai

Posted 13-05-2015
Category Standards

After switching off their lights for Earth Hour, Dubai took another step to reducing their environmental impact. The day after the event, Dubai announced its decision to switch to Green Concrete that uses a minimum of 66% by-product, such as Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS).

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Slag, a Diamond in the Rough

Posted 10-05-2015
Category News

When we think about slag most of us imagine a rocky, rough, rugged material. But recently, some have polished this diamond in the rough and created something beautiful. A family in Riddells Creek, Victoria, have created an eco-friendly home which has polished e-crete slag on the floors. 

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Connections Inspections! - Survey

Posted 04-05-2015
Category Research

We want to know what you think about Connections and how we can improve it for you in the future. A short two minute survey is now avaliable online, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about future editions.

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A Novel Concept for Slag Utilisation

Posted 27-04-2015
Category Research

In the United States two researchers at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory have discovered that mixing two slag products at a unique ratio can generate energy in the form of heat and fuels.

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Jamie Watts for the CRC

Posted 09-04-2015
Category Research

The CRC: Low Carbon Living project commenced on the 12th of December 2012. Upon its initiation it was expected to create seven beneficial outcomes by 2020, including being able to provide 88 research students with detailed experience in the low carbon built environment. One of these 88 students (Jamie Watts) has recently produced his CRC funded Honours Thesis.​

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Have you nominated for Global Slag Awards 2015?

Posted 06-04-2015
Category Events

Want to submit your nomination for the 2015 Awards? Nominations for the 2015 Global Slag Awards are already open, you can nominate your preference online!

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The Art of slag - Jamie North Rock Melt

Posted 29-03-2015
Category Events

This exhibition of six large sculptural columns by Sydney-based artist Jamie North features plant life growing from concrete pylons in an apparent state of erosion. Each column, ascending from a solid base to a condition of lesser materiality, will be slowly overrun by creeping vines (Pandorea pandorana) that reflect the artist’s lifelong engagement with the observance and cultivation of plants. The exhibition is being held at NGV International bewteen 25 March to 12 July 2015.  Open 10am–5pm, closed Tuesday.  Free entry

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China adopts Australian (CSIRO) dry slag granulation invention

Posted 15-03-2015
Category Research

Australian technology which harvests molten iron blast furnace slag and converts it into a granulated blast furnace slag make cement is being trialled in China where 60% of the world’s iron blast furnace slag is produced. The process is considered environmentally within metal production, called Dry Slag Granulation (DSG), reduces water use and cuts greenhouse gas emissions.

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EuroSlag 8th European Slag Conference

Posted 28-01-2015
Category Events

The 8th EUROSlag Conference will be held in Linz, Austria, from 21-23 October 2015! With the global slag market estimated to be worth $28 billion by 2020, The EUROSlag Conference continues to grow and bring together leading international companies concerned with ferrous slag products.

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Quick Reference Guide 4: Electric Arc Furnace Slag (EAFS)

Posted 27-01-2015
Category Technical

QRG 4: EAFS has begun the initial drafting stage under the authorship of members from the ASA Technical and Education Committee and is due for publication in June 2015. This Guide will be published in the Connections October 2015 edition.

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Update: Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL)

Posted 27-01-2015
Category Research

The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living approval for a $3.1 million project, RP1020: Reducing Barriers for Commercial Adaptation of Construction Materials with Low-Embodied-Carbon will span the next three (3) years and is well on track with progress to be reviewed in April 2015.

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