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The objective of this research is to set sinter mix softening systems in order to modify charge density and to evaluate eventual addition of additives or other materials to obtain the heating zones uniformity. A pilot plant for raw-mix charging simulation on sinter plant has been designed and built; additionally a new bar support system for industrial tests has been designed. Charging tests were made on a pilot scale, with mixtures currently used at sinter plants of ILP Taranto works, in order to analyse the influence on the cold characteristics (charge density distribution, granulometric segregation along the height of the layer, cold permeability) of some parameters such as: bars position with respect to the bottom of pallets, bars number and their arrangement in the layer section, bars geometry and size of their section. A more direct evaluation of the bars effects on the process characteristics (hot permeability, sinter rate, productivity, coke consumption, quality, etc) has been made by means of a series of sinter tests performed in pilot plant.

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Authors: SCARTON A, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT);PINTI M, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT);CASTORO C, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16818 IT (1998) 61pp., FS, ECU 10.00
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2024-6
Record Number: 199810353 / Last updated on: 1998-03-25
Original language: it
Available languages: it