The course consists of three modules which should be taken in sequence in order to complete the full course.
Module 1 – Breakout Assessment Methodology and Entrapped Non Metallic Breakouts
Obtain a detailed understanding of a standardised methodology to use in any breakout event. This will enable type and causes to be assessed and preventative actions to be implemented. This has potential for significant savings in many areas.
A detailed understanding of the reasons for “Entrapped Non Metallic Breakouts” and methods for prevention will be presented. The content of this module should enable most plants to see a significant reduction in this type of breakout with big cost benefits and improved productivity.
Module 2 – Sticker and Starter Type Breakouts
Details of the different causes for “sticker” and “starter” type breakouts are presented. The different factors involved are discussed and key areas of focus are highlighted. As sticker type breakouts are the most prevalent type on most casters, particular emphasis is placed on this.
Preventative measures are presented - These can be put in place to prevent a reoccurrence of each of the breakout types.
An understanding of this detail for “sticker” and “starter” type breakouts in this module combined with the methodology described in Module 1 should enable most plants to see a significant reduction in both of these types of breakout leading to significant cost benefits and improved productivity.
Module 3 – “Off Corner”, “Arrested Teem” and Miscellaneous Type Breakouts
The different causes for “Off Corner” and “Arrested Teem” type breakouts are presented. Influencing factors are discussed for each type and preventative courses of action are discussed. Preventative measures to provide lasting solutions are also presented. Other miscellaneous types of breakout – e.g. Hydrogen, End of Cast and mechanical breakouts such as loss of mould oscillation are discussed, along with causes and preventative actions.
As with previous modules, an understanding of this detail for “Off Corner ”, “Arrested Teem” and other types of breakouts, combined with the methodology described in Module 1 should enable most plants to see a significant reduction in breakout rates in these areas leading to significant cost benefits and improved productivity.