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At MEFOS extensive modifications of the caster have been made. The casting width was increased from 450 mm to 870 mm requiring a comprehensive revamping of the plant. A series of 23 trials were conducted within this project. Two different metal distributors were tested and with the multi-hole type great achievements were made.

At Clausthal several plant modifications have been performed, related to the furnace area, steel feeding, inertisation and cooling before and after hot rolling. The nozzle design has been significantly simplified and improved. An argon gas stream is used to achieve a uniform melt distribution. Within the project, 48 trials have been conducted, mainly devoted to the testing of plant modifications. .

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Authors: SPITZER K H, TU Clausthal, Technische Universitõt Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (DE);SCHWERDTFEGER K, TU Clausthal, Technische Universitõt Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (DE);NYSTROM R, MEFOS, Lulea (SE);KROOS J, Salzgitter, Salzgitter (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19384 EN (2000) 86 pp., EUR 13
Availability: Available from EUR-OP Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9641-2
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