European Oxide Scale Conference (OXI 2018)
Organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Bulk Metals Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
A conference addressing oxidation, oxide scale behaviour and removal, characterisation and detection.
Following the success of OXI 2014 Conference held in London four years ago, OXI2018 will focus on improved means of targeting and controlling the oxide scale and metallic substrate interface and ways to optimise overall oxidation in order to improve thermo-mechanical processing (heat transfer, friction, descaling), product surface state (reduced surface defect) and in service surface properties for a range of metallic ferrous and non ferrous-materials.
This event will cover fundamental mechanisms of oxidation and decarburisation across a range of metal processing sectors together with means and new developments in scale removal techniques such as hydraulic descaling. A specific focus in this series of Conference is the ability to apply at low or high temperature oxidation or decarburisation coating and whether these coatings can be detrimental to downstream processes or surface integrity. Measurement opportunities now also exist at increasing physical length and size scales, for in-line surface state, in harsh industrial environment, together with ever improving off-line micro and nano characterisation techniques. Finally it is important to review advancements in modelling techniques for oxidation and oxide scale behaviour which provide a means of optimising processing conditions as well as for instance coating formulation. Future challenges still lie ahead regarding minimisation of oxidation mechanisms for a wide range of manufacturing and in-service sectors and this in more complex products and faster/harder processing conditions or industrial environments. Energy, process and product optimisation, together with new product through process performance are also critical factors which will be considered in this event.