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Steel Production using Vacuum Technology

Classroom Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course aims to develop the analytical skills of the vacuum process and therefore predict when it is time to introduce, optimize or verify the metallurgical capabilities of a vacuum tank degasser and the recirculation degasser in a melt shop. Different steel grade routes will be analyzed, focusing on chemical analysis tracking, energy balance models and best metallurgical performances.

Process trends using Gantt charts, metallurgical model evaluation in terms of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur removal will be analyzed.

Definition of the pre-conditions of the process and a link to the plant logistics conclude the study of the route definition of the process. Plant characteristic aspects will be analyzed, aiming to verify the influence of factors on the metallurgical performance.

Worldwide market trends, different metallurgical achievements and best practice examples are also part of the course. Different ways to produce a great variety of steel grades are the basis of the course.

TARGET GROUP

Process engineers, metallurgists, process operators, maintenance team

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Why do you need a vacuum plant
  • Introduction to vacuum technology
  • Melt shop product mix definition
  • Process route definition
  • Vacuum process definition: model application
  • Metallurgical models
  • Energy balance
  • Process diagrams for different steel grades
  • Field experience: introduction of new process route
  • Physiological vs. technical solution: lessons from the practice

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