Cokemaking has evolved into a very efficient and sophisticated process. Cokemaking is one of the most important operations in the steel industry because it is the key to energy consumption in the plant and has a major influence on the operation of the blast furnace. Proper control and maintenance of the coke plant may offer solutions to many of the environmental problems associated with steel production.  The course will present “state-of-the-art” knowledge of the entire coke plant at a level that will be useful to operators, researchers and suppliers to the industry.  While the focus of the course will be primarily on coke for blast furnaces, some consideration will be given to coke for other uses. The material presented and the structure of the course is continuously updated by a team of international experts.

The week-long course consists of 18 lectures given by international experts in the field, supplemented by two case study workshops, a computer game, and plant tours.

Organizing Committee 2017

Peter Schiestel (Chair)
Area Manager - Coke Plant

Cory Evans
Superintendent - Cokemaking
Essar Steel Algoma Inc.

Jodi Kesik
Specialist Coke Process
Cokemaking Technology
ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Ted Todoschuk
Principal Researcher
ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Ken Coley (Secretary)
McMaster University