A new continuous steelmaking process has been designed in an effort to reduce meltshop costs and increase productivity beyond the possibilities of current EAF-LMF-CC meltshops. This paper discusses possible operational performance based on industrially-verified kinetic, thermodynamic, and heat-transfer models. Dynamic simulations predict variations in steel chemistry and temperature, resulting from steel treatment and upsets. Savings in costs are projected because of increased metallic yield, lower energy requirements, more efficient use of deoxidants and alloys, fewer man-hours per ton, and decreased capital investment.
J. Peter et al., "Simulations of a New Continuous Steelmaking Process," AISTech 2006 Proceedings, Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), Jan 2006.
Materials Science and Engineering
United States. Department of Energy
Keywords and Phrases
Carry-Over Slag; Continuous Steelmaking; Dynamic Chemistry and Temperature Simulation; Kinetics; Refining; Yield
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