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The plasma transferred arc (PTA) technique is a recent innovation for repairing machinery and/or plant components. It is an extremely important innovation for the iron and steel sector in particular. MIG, TIG and submerged arc techniques are still used to repair iron and steel components and are the only ones whose operating practices are well established. PTA technology can guarantee greater performance than the above techniques because it allows very low porosity coatings to be achieved (< 1 %), having a low level of dilution with the substrata (< 1 %) and allowing the use of smaller quantities of the material; it also allows a wide range of high tribiological performance materials to be used. The activities carried out as part of this ECSC research project have been concerned with a very critical component of the steel production process: continuous casting rolls.

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Authors: CEC, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14944 IT (1994) 90 pp., FS, ECU 11.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8296-X
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