Improvement of slag-forming mixtures for continuous-casting machine molds

Research paper by S. A. Suvorov, E. A. Vikhrov

Indexed on: 08 Sep '10Published on: 08 Sep '10Published in: Steel in Translation


The influence of slag-forming mixtures on defect formation in continuous-cast slab within the mold is considered. The most widely used methods of determining the melting temperature range of the slag-forming mixtures are outlined. The properties of proposed granulated mixtures for continuous-casting machine molds are compared with those of commercial mixtures. For the proposed mixtures, the melting temperature range is narrower; they are also less easily crushed and less hygroscopic than the commercial mixtures.