Inclusions in Continuous Steel Casting: Formation, Characterization, Tracking and Influences on the Quality of the Product

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The formation mechanisms and characterization (distribution, size and morphology) of the inclusions during continuous casting process of steels were investigated in this study. Samples were took out from several steps of the process and then, fully characterized via metallographic techniques, microscopic investigations and elemental analysis. Results showed that the addition of ferroalloys can intensify the formation of inclusions in some steps of the steelmaking process. Also, it was confirmed that the total oxygen content of the samples can be considered as a criteria of the clarity (purity and inclusion-free) of the steels, if the samples prepared carefully.

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A. Eiman et al., "Inclusions in Continuous Steel Casting: Formation, Characterization, Tracking and Influences on the Quality of the Product", Advanced Engineering Forum, Vol. 30, pp. 13-24, 2018

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November 2018

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