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Within the steel industry, there is a growing demand to ''close the loop'' in the process of electrolytic plating lines. The new wide continuous No.5 electronic tinplating line (ETL) was installed at Trostre Works as part of a major Capital Development Programme for British Steel Tinplate. This prestigious line is modern in design, fully equipped with state of the art technology. Completion of the No. 5 ETL has enabled Trostre Works to respond to forward market forecasts for wide drawn and wall ironed (DWI) light tin coatings by producing tinplate up to 1200mm finished width. A feasibility study was successfully implemented to establish the viability of carrying out automatic process control, using ICP chemistry and robotics.

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Authors: WAYGOOD J B, British Steel plc (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18396 EN (1998) 36pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4559-1
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