Consultant for the Production of High Quality Metals

Technical Consultant #2225


Expertise

  • Production of high quality metals.
  • Electroslag remelting (ESR) technology.
  • Steel making technology and steel alloys.
  • Theory of metallurgical processes.
  • Production of titanium and titanium alloys with ESR.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

Timken Latrobe Steel, Latrobe, PA , Principal Research Engineer, 1998 - 2001

  • Introduced new variants of de-oxidation and modification of the steel in the AOD and in the ladle.
  • Developed and introduced new practice of electroslag remelting with low-level hydrogen and oxides in ESR metal.

GE Corporate Research & Development, Schenectady, NY, Consultant, 1997 - 1998

  • Developed new ESR Technology with using high activity slags for removing nonmetallic inclusions including titanium nitrides.
  • Consulted electroslag part of new process - ESR Spray Forming.

Donetsk Technical University, Donetsk, Ukraine, EST Laboratory, 1971 - 1996

Scientific Leader, 1992 - 1996

  • Senior Lecturer of Metallurgy Department.
  • Invented, developed and introduction a refining of titanium and titanium alloys with ESR.
  • High quality titanium and titanium alloys are used in physical instrument making, surfacing of electronic parts and instruments and in a special alloys production.
  • Invented, developed and introduced alloying metals with rare earth from slag during ESR.

Manager, ESR Laboratory, 1979 - 1992

  • Invented and developed ESR with high activity slags.
  • Proposed ESR in chamber with very low level of partial pressure of oxygen.
  • Produced high quality ingots of the different metals: Zirconium, chromium, copper; vanadium and their alloys, alloys based of iron and nickel.
  • Produced high nitrogen steel with alloying by nitrogen from atmosphere in chamber of pressurized EST furnace.
  • Invented, developed and introduced method of hydrogen reducing and nitrogen increasing in metal during ESR.
  • Invented and introduced in industry, the low-alloy, fine grain, cold resistance weld steel for critical structure.

Metallurgist,1971 - 1979

  • Developed a technology of alloying metals during EST with electrodes-satellites and with powder.

Honors & Publications

Publications

  • 108 Inventor's Certificates and Patents
  • More than 80 published articles.

Education

  • Ph.D. Metallurgy, Paton Electro welding Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
  • M.S. Metallurgy, Donetsk Technical University, Donetsk, Ukraine
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