Technological advances in Refining and Processing of stainless Steel - A brief overview

Das, Suchandan K and Mehrotra, S P and Godiwalla, K M (2010) Technological advances in Refining and Processing of stainless Steel - A brief overview. In: Advances in Stainless Steel. Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science . University Press of India Pvt, Hyderabad, pp. 431-452. ISBN 9788173716966



The world production of stainless steels (SS) has witnessed considerable growth over the last 15 years with a continuing rise in the demand. The production level has soared from 12 million tons per annum to more than 25 million tons per annum at present. Although stainless steel is more expensive than conventional steels such as mild, HSLA and high carbon grades, its cost is far outweighed by its benefits. Perceived continued growth in the demand, and favourable investment returns have encouraged the modifications, innovations and expansion of existing facilities. This chapter addresses some aspects of recent advances in the area of refining,, process innovations and developments in stainless steel production. These include a brief account of phase equilibria for stainless steel, specialized refining technologies such as argon oxygen decarburization (AOD), vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD), AOD-VCR and electroslag refining (ESR). Some typical issues of quantitative modelling and simulation methodologies applied to stainless steel refining processes as an innovative tool for enhancement of process understanding and control have also been discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Stainless steel, secondary steel making, phase equilibria, steel refining, process modeling
Divisions:Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
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Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:20 Jul 2011 10:37
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