Properties of ZrO2-C Materials with Anti-Oxidants
Submerged Entry nozzle is one of the key functional refractories for continuous casting and the safe and efficiency of the continuous casting is directly influenced by the properties of ZrO2-C materials located at the slag line of the submerged entry nozzle. In general, a little anti-oxidants such as SiC, Si or B4C will be introudced into ZrO2-C materials and anti-oxidants also influence the corrosion resistance of ZrO2-C materials. So this paper researched the properties especially the corrosion resistance of ZrO2-C materials with SiC, Si or B4C additions. The results show that the properties of ZrO2-C materials are relate to the composition of ZrO2-C materials and the corrosion resistance of ZrO2-C materials have no obvious relationship with other properties such as apparent porosity, bulk density, et al. The addition of anti-oxidants will all decrease the corrosion resistance of ZrO2-C material. The decreasing degree of corrosion resistance by Si is the most and the decreasing degree of corrosion resistance by SiC is the least. The corrosion resistance of ZrO2-C material with B4C addition is relate to the kind of the mold slag. To obtain the ZrO2-C material with excellent corrosion resistance antioxidants should not be added into ZrO2-C materials.
Jingtao Han, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
G. Q. Liu et al., "Properties of ZrO2-C Materials with Anti-Oxidants", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 156-157, pp. 996-999, 2011