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The production of steel strips and plates is usually a long process taking several hours in plants more than 1400 metres long. In order to reduce investment and production costs, a continuous process lasting only 15 minutes has recently been installed in Italy in an innovative plant (8 times shorter than usual) where, in addition, power requirements and ecological impact are reduced. Such a compact arrangement has been made possible by means of inductive reheating facilities that maintain the strip at a high temperature. The new line-up (thin slab cast rolling machine, coiler-furnace, four-high stands finishing mill) is easily adaptable to different steels and enables a cost favourable hot strip production even with reduced quantities of product. This paper presents the finite element analysis of these facilities, and describes the flux concentrator core and two windings coil of the facility's fore-and-aft section.

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Authors: COSTA P, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);SANTINELLI M, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 18th Symposium on Fusion Technology, Karlsruhe (DE), August 22-26, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38634 ORA
Record Number: 199411317 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en