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Direct casting of small sections beam-blanks thanks to meniscus free casting technology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSP-CT-2005-00008

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 467 897

  • EU contribution

    € 587 159

Coordinated by:

ARCELOR RESEARCH S.A.

France

Objective

The aim of this demonstration project is to show, through pilot trials, that beam blanks for the production of small sections can be cast continuously close to the final shape using Meniscus Free Casting technology. The pilot caster at Arcelor Research will be used to optimise the process in terms of productivity, production costs and quality.

Substantial savings are expected for the casting operations due to streamlined process and the simplicity of the installation. Additional cost reductions of at least 15 €/ton are expected for the rolling operations due to hot charging and the reduction of the number of rolling passes. The installations associated with the process will be very compact, leading to further savings on investment costs.

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Coordinator

ARCELOR RESEARCH S.A.

Address

Immeuble La Pacific
92800 Puteaux

France

Participants (1)

PROFILARBED S.A.

Luxembourg

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSP-CT-2005-00008

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 467 897

  • EU contribution

    € 587 159

Coordinated by:

ARCELOR RESEARCH S.A.

France