Novel Concept of Cleansing the Liquid Steel by the Fine In-Situ Phase due to the Composite Ball Explosion Reaction in RH Ladle
The production of high purity steel is a major task for the iron and steel enterprises in the 21st century. To improve the quality of steel products and produce the cleanness steel, the key technique is to control inclusions in the molten steel. In the present investigation, a novel fine inclusion removal technology due to the dispersed in-situ phase induced by the composite ball explosion reaction was put forward. A composite ball with this function has been designed and the industrial experimental investigation was also carried out. The results indicate that feeding composite ball in RH ladle is a novel technology and the inclusion in the molten steel can be removed effectively. Compared with conventional inclusion removal technology, the number of the oxide inclusion can be decreased to a lower level and the inclusion size becomes much finer. Using this novel technology, the total oxygen in the as-cast slab can approach to 6ppm. This novel technology can be achieved without special facility and be realized in most steelmaking plant.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
Z. Li et al., "Novel Concept of Cleansing the Liquid Steel by the Fine In-Situ Phase due to the Composite Ball Explosion Reaction in RH Ladle", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 2895-2904, 2011