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Enhanced steel product quality & productivity by improved flux performance in the mould through optimising the multiphase flow conditions & special regard to melting & entrapment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2003-00027

  • Start date

    1 September 2003

  • End date

    28 February 2007

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 770 935

  • EU contribution

    € 1 062 560

Coordinated by:

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

Objective

Optimum melting of flux and behaviour of the molten flux pool as well as the avoidance of flux entrapment are important requirements to be achieved simultaneously for a stable casting process and a high product quality.

The aim of the project performed by steel producers (TKN, Aceralia, Sidenor, Cogne) and research institutions (BFI and CSM) is to provide concrete information on the necessary optimum constructive and process engineering measures to adjust the flow conditions in the mould in order to fulfil these requirements. This research will cover flat and long products as well as carbon and stainless steels.

The outcome of this research are important benefits for a great number of European steel producers concerning improved productivity and quality as well as a safe casting process saving resources.

Coordinator

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Address

Sohnstrasse 65
40237 Dusseldorf

Germany

Participants (5)

ACERALIA CORPORACION SIDERURGICA S.A.

Spain

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

COGNE ACCIAI SPECIALI SPA

Italy

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Spain

THYSSENKRUPP NIROSTA GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2003-00027

  • Start date

    1 September 2003

  • End date

    28 February 2007

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 770 935

  • EU contribution

    € 1 062 560

Coordinated by:

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany