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The aim of this collaborative, multinational project involving Corus UK Ltd (formerly British Steel Limited) Teesside Technology Centre, MEFOS (Sweden), IRSID (France) and BFI (Germany) is to detect and measure asymmetric flow in the mould and assess its effect on the product quality of continuously cast slabs.

The work carried out during the period of the project included the development, testing and implementation of contact velocity sensors for the surface of the mould by both IRSID and Corus UK Ltd. MEFOS developed and tested a non-contact velocity sensor. Corus also carried out trials with moulds equipped with additional thermocouples to detect asymmetric flow.

BFI carried out physical and numerical modelling to form an understanding of the causes and underlying mechanisms of asymmetric flow. Physical modelling was also carried out by IRSID, while MEFOS carried out numerical modelling. This work was used to validate plant measurements carried out by MEFOS and IRSID.

IRSID investigated the effect of asymmetric flow on quality and proposed an asymmetric index based on certain criteria.

Additional information

Authors: SCOONES D J, CORUS UK Limited, Rotherham (GB);SJOSTROM U, MEFOS, Lule? (SE);PUETZ O, BFI, Düsseldorf (DE);SJÖSTRÖM U, MEFOS, Luleå (SE);GALPIN J M, IRSID, Maizières-lès-Metz (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20887 EN (2003), 173pp. Euro: 25
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20887-EN-S Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6276-0
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