Casting Course

Course Overview

The casting course provides an understanding of all aspects of the continuous casting process, particularly the requirements to cast defect-free products. Classroom lectures & discussion groups will be intermixed with laboratory experiments and a visit to a steel works.

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at people working in the steel industry, including suppliers of consumables and services. Typical delegates include senior production operators, engineers, manufacturing and operations managers, metallurgists, technical & quality control personnel.

Learning Outcomes

  • An in-depth knowledge of the continuous casting process, including machine design, operations and product
  • Technical knowledge for those responsible for the production of continuously cast product (slab, bloom & billet)

Course Programme

Classroom Lectures

  • Casting machine design & engineering (slab, bloom, billet & thin slab)
  • Casting mould powder & strand solidification
  • Cast product defects (surface & internal)
  • Steel Cleanness
  • Process modelling
  • Prime slab & yield optimisation
  • Scarfing & slitting
  • Concast refractories
  • Product requirements

Practical Activities

  • Physical modelling laboratory; tundish & casting tube design
  • Mould powder laboratory; design and testing of casting mould powders
  • Metallographic laboratory; inclusion assessment, SEM analysis and examination of typical casting defects
  • Mathematical modelling of mould powder & oscillation practice, slab machine secondary cooling waters & strand solidification

Course Venue

Materials Processing Instititute
Eston Road
Middlesbrough
TS6 6US
United Kingdom

Course Duration

The course is 3-5 days depending on course requirements.

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