Steelmaking & Casting Course

Course Overview

The steelmaking and casting course provides a comprehensive overview of primary steelmaking, secondary steelmaking and continuous casting. The course uses classroom and practical based learning, including laboratory work and a visit to a steel plant to observe steelmaking and casting operations for slab production.

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 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 casting processes
  • After the course you will have an understanding of the fundamental science in the steelmaking and continuous casting processes

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
Middlesbrough
TS6 6US
United Kingdom

Course Duration

The course is 5 days.

 

Next Scheduled Course

24th - 28th June 2019

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