Current state of steel-melting production and the technology for and raw-materials base of magnesia refractories in Ukraine

Research paper by A. I. Ryabov, Ya. R. Krass

Indexed on: 01 Apr '98Published on: 01 Apr '98Published in: Refractories and Industrial Ceramics


The state of production of magnesia refractories is considered. Ukraine does not produce promising advanced magnesia refractories (periclase-carbon, dolomite-periclase-carbon, and periclase-spinel). Periclase-chromite and chromite-periclase refractories are produced on the basis of imported raw materials of various grades. The technical level of the used equipment does not meet current requirements. The raw-materials base is underdeveloped. In order to bring the production of Ukrainian magnesia refractories to a competitive level have to attain the quality of the world counterparts at a cost 20–30% lower than the world level.