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The project aimed to determine the processing conditions which lead to the best quality product - surface quality, microstructure, dimensional tolerance - using the twin roll direct strip casting machine. A steel flow control and distribution device was designed and evaluated to provide these conditions, with plant engineering enhancements to extend the process operating range. Pilot plant studies focused on the wider processing range and more homogenous liquid metal flow distribution, including enhancements to the edge dam preheating system and product coiler.

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Authors: THOMPSON G L, British Steel plc (GB);HIGSON S R, British Steel plc (GB);LONGDON P J, British Steel plc (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18608 EN (1998) 48pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5055-2
Record Number: 199910342 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en