Steelmaking & Continuous Casting Course

Course Overview

The Steelmaking & Continuous Casting course provides a comprehensive understanding of primary steelmaking, secondary steelmaking and continuous casting. The presentations combine both practical and theoretical aspects of steelmaking and casting, including laboratory activities and a tour of the Materials Processing Institute Plant.

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at people working in the steel industry, steel production and casting, as well as the steel industry supply chain, who will benefit from a broad understanding of the steelmaking and continuous casting processes. Typical delegates include production operators and engineers, manufacturing and operations managers, metallurgists, technical quality personnel and health & safety specialists.

Learning Outcomes

  • This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the primary and secondary steelmaking and continuous casting processes
  • After the course you will have an understanding of the fundamental science in the steelmaking and continuous casting processes

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Course Programme

Primary Steelmaking

  • Basic oxygen furnace process, theory & practice, engineering aspects
  • Electric Arc Furnace, operation and refining
  • Stainless steel, via arc furnace and argon oxygen decarburisation

Secondary Steelmaking

  • Ladle stirring
  • Degassing processes for gas removal and low carbon steels
  • Ladle metallurgy, slag chemistry for sulphur removal and inclusion engineering
  • Practical aspects of secondary steelmaking

Continuous Casting

  • Mould design and operation – heat transfer, mould powders, oscillation
  • Machine engineering – strand support, roll layout and construction
  • Secondary cooling – theory and practice
  • Casting metallurgy and product defects
  • Casting process modelling – tundish and submerged entry nozzle

Associated Topics

  • Current product requirements – customer expectations
  • Introduction to liquid iron production – blast furnace
  • Downstream operations – rolling processes
  • Environmental issues facing the steel industry
  • Emerging steelmaking technologies – update on world R&D
  • Basic steelmaking calculations – thermal and mass balancing

Course Venue

Materials Processing Instititute
Eston Road
United Kingdom

Course Duration

The course is 5 days.

Course Cost - £995.00 + VAT

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Bespoke Training Courses

Bespoke industry training courses are also available and are tailored to meet the specific learning needs of clients. These bespoke training courses are run to schedules to suit client requirements and can carried out in-house, at venues local to clients, or at the Materials Processing Institute. Bespoke training is available worldwide.

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