A number of improvements were identified by some industry leaders in relation to reducing both costs and slag generation in high grade steel production.
The MURC process separates and therefore provides opportunities for optimization in the four principle steel refining processes and in addition specific focus on the converter-type methodology.
Since its development and subsequent launch in the 1930’s Direct Chill Casting has become the most widely used semi-continuous casting process for the production of non-ferrous billets and ingots.
The main advantages of DC Casting are that the defects deriving from the process are controllable and effectively limited to localized presence in a narrow layer at the surface of the billet. Continue reading
One of the main advantages of the Vacuum Distillation Refining is that it efficiently and effectively removes impurities such as Sb, Bi, Al, Au, Ag, Cu, Si and Fe.
Another possibility using this methodology is to refine specific scrap such as magnesium into very high purity material which can be used in highly specific industrial applications (semiconductor industry in this case).
Laser beam welding effectively uses energy from the laser beam itself to melt and join the same metals and also dissimilar metals to one another.
Some of the main advantages of laser beam welding are its rapid speed (up to 10 times faster than TIG welding), highly repeatable results, accuracy to allow for problematic deep narrow welds to be completed.
The FINEX process, developed by Siemens VAI and POSCO is an innovative methodology in which molten iron is produced directly using iron ore fines and non-coking coal. The main benefits of the FINEX process include process efficiency, lower environmental impact, process simplification through removal of process steps.