Aachen ’16: Steel plants need improved flexibility

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Insufficient knowledge of wear patterns of refractory materials in steel ladles and lack of data gathering result in long upgrading times and high costs for steelmakers – an approach that has to change.

The steel industry needs to improve in flexibility and know-how if it wants to survive in the long term, Rinus Siebring, part of Tata Steel Netherlands’ R&D department, told attendees at the 59th International Colloquium on Refractories in Aachen, Germany.

Siebring said that the current working practices of...

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