At Kawasaki Chiba Works, a new 80 t UHP melting furnace (MF) was erected and the existing LD converter was converted into a top-and-bottom-blown converter (K-BOP) for stainless steel production. The erection of the new UHP MF was aimed at widening the scope of selection of steelmaking raw materials whose costs represent a large proportion of the stainless steel production costs. Owing to this change, a significant increase in productivity and cost reduction were achieved. Studies of the reaction model and standardization regarding the decarburizing practice and metallurgical behavior during the reduction period are also presented.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Kawasaki Steel Technical Report|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Metals and Alloys