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The reason for transporting slabs that are still hot over comparatively large distances, from the continuous casting plant to the reheat furnaces in the wide strip rolling mill, is to ensure the highest possible input temperatures by using the remaining heat from the continuous casting procedure. In this context, methods of slab handling were investigated in order to identify weak points in the conservation of the enthalpy. Above all, the aim was to optimise the design of insulating hoods and floors used for transport of the slabs by rail.

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Authors: VOIGT H, Krupp Stahl AG, Werk Rheinhausen, Rheinhausen (DE);FRIEDRICH R, Krupp Stahl AG, Werk Rheinhausen, Rheinhausen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13312 DE (1991) 113 pp., FS, ECU 10
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2523-0
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