Break temperatures of mould fluxes and their relevance to continuous casting

S. Sridhar, K. C. Mills, O. D.C. Afrange, H. P. Lörz, R. Carli

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The break temperatures of mould fluxes are important since they help to control the horizontal heat transfer and lubrication between the steel shell and the mould, and consequently affect occurrences of longitudinal cracking and sticker breakout in continuous casting. Break temperatures Tbr have been determined for both steady state and dynamic measurement of the viscosity, and equations relating Tbr to chemical composition have been obtained for both cases. It has been found that Tbr can be affected by (i) cooling rates and (ii) fluorine losses during the measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalIronmaking and Steelmaking
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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