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A pilot line was designed to demonstrate that the potential problems associated with the use of transverse flux induction heating for the annealing of steel strip could be overcome. Developed to heat thin metallic strip materials to an annealing temperature within just a few seconds, and therefore save on production costs, laboratory metallurgical studies and trials using transverse flux induction equipment highlighted problem areas in the annealing of steel strip compared to aluminium. The pilot line built explored the range of strip grades that could be processed, to demonstrate that satisfactory mechanical properties could be achieved and that the concept would be suitable for continuous annealing of wide steel strip on a full production scale.

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Authors: WALKER E F, British Steel plc, London (GB);WALKER R, British Steel plc, London (GB);HUDD R C, British Steel plc, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18397 EN (1998) 15pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4558-3
Record Number: 199910338 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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