Design and Plant Experience Using an Advanced Pouring Box to Receive and Distribute the Steel in a Six Strand Tundish
Based on water and math modeling work, a refractory device was designed aiming to improve the liquid steel flow in the tundish of the ACINDAR #2 billet, bloom and minislab caster. The simulation work took into account sequence start, ladle change and steady state. <br>The device improved flow behavior for the inner strands and helped minimizing slag emulsification and the contact of the steel with the air, especially at ladle change. <br>Better inclusion counts and temperature homogeneity throughout the sequence were obtained when using APB in the tundish.
- ISIJ international
ISIJ international 39(8), 787-794, 1999-08-15
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan