Naoshi Otani, Masaru Shibata, Ryuichi Asaho, Shunji Hamada, Motoyasu Yaji, Yoshiei Kato

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalKawasaki Steel Technical Report
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys

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