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A major consumable cost in the processing of liquid steel is the refractory materials used in both ladle and converter linings. Consequently there is a need for accurate quantitative information on the vessel lining thickness at all times. This document presents the results of a study to evaluate photographic equipment to give high quality photographs of heated ladles and converters and, from these images, obtain accurate information to allow an assessment of vessel linings which can be presented in an acceptable format through computer software development for production evaluation. Studies were undertaken on 260 t ladles and the digitized data from the cameras were processed to enable contour maps, line and colour-shaded, and sections of the lining to indicate the wear and slag build-up on the ladle.

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Authors: WELBOURN B, British Steel, Teesside Technology Centre, Middlesbrough (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17833 EN (1998) 61pp., FS, ECU 11.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1688-5
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