Online Course - What is Clean Steel?

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the many aspects which are included in the global term “Clean Steel”.

It will look in detail at the different aspects which determines a Steel’s cleanness. The modules will provide an insight into the formation of Inclusions, the steelmaking techniques used to ensure Clean Steel is delivered to the Continuous caster and the casting techniques used to aid the cleaning process and the prevention of forming new inclusions.

The course objectives are:

  • Understand the term “Clean Steel”
  • Defining potential reasons for steel being classed as unclean
  • Recognising the main types of Inclusions found in Steel
  • Actions required to prevent them, thereby improving your customer satisfaction, so improving the yield and reducing the costs

On demand and instant access to the full course consisting of three modules.

To maximise learning it is recommended that each module is completed in sequence.

Full Course

(save $40)

Module 1

What is “Clean Steel” and how does clean steel impact on steel properties and applications?

Module 2

Steelmaking operations to produce a clean steel

Module 3

Role of Casting and its effect on clean steel

  • $40.00 discount available when you purchase the three modules together.
  • Certificate on completion.

Course Modules

The course consists of three modules which should be taken in sequence in order to complete the full course.

Module 1 – What is “Clean Steel” and how does clean steel impact on steel properties and applications?

Content includes:

  • Understand the influence steelmaking operations have on the production of “Clean Steel”
  • Primary steelmaking considerations
  • The role of secondary steelmaking and ladle selection in producing clean steel
  • How to clean steel and inclusion modification for continuous casting

Module 2 – Steelmaking operations to produce a clean steel

Content includes:

  • Understand the influence steelmaking operations have on the production of “Clean Steel”
  • Primary steelmaking considerations
  • The role of secondary steelmaking and ladle selection in producing clean steel
  • How to clean steel and inclusion modification for continuous casting

Module 3 – Role of casting and its effect on clean steel

Content includes:

  • Understand the influence continuous casting operations have on the production of “Slean Steel”
  • Formation of endogenous inclusions via re-oxidation
  • Tundish inclusion floatation
  • Mould flow issues causing unclean steels
  • Effects of mould design

What the course covers

The course covers, aspects defining Clean Steel, including the role of Residual elements and the formation of Inclusions. The role steelmaking operations has in producing clean steels and how Reoxidation is prevented at the Continuous casting plant.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge and understanding into the world of Clean Steel requirements
  • Steelmaking requirements to produce clean steel
  • The role of the continuous casting in both removing inclusions and preventing reoxidation

Who should access the course?

Practitioners in the Steel industry, such as scientists, researchers, technologists, technology managers and Operations and Operational management. Those who are, or who aspire to be senior leaders within the Steel industry or academia.

Course Duration

3 x 40 minute modules

Course Presenter

Tony Parkinson BMet (Hons), DMS
Strategic Account Manager
Materials Processing Institute

Tony’s role is to organise the Steel research programmes but also provide knowledge and experience as to how the research can be industrialised within full scale operations on Steel plants.

Tony’s background has been predominately managing plant Technical departments, in Ironmaking, Steelmaking and Casting on different integrated steelmaking sites. During his career, he has investigated the causes of many clean steel issues and developed strategies and practices for improving the cleanness and quality of the steel cast products being produced. All these developments, many with the aid of R&D, have improved the quality of the steel products, so adding value to the finished products and reducing yield losses. consequently, improving customer satisfaction and enhancing the profitability of the plants.

Enrolment options for this course

Enrol for the full course, or go through the modules separately (to maximise learning it is recommended that each module is completed in sequence).

Full Course

(save $40)

Module 1

What is “Clean Steel” and how does clean steel impact on steel properties and applications?

Module 2

Steelmaking operations to produce a clean steel

Module 3

Role of Casting and its effect on clean steel

  • $40.00 discount available when you purchase the three modules together.