A Study of Nitrogen Pickup from the Slag during Waiting Time of Ladle Treatment
2014 (English)In: Steel Research International, ISSN 1611-3683, Vol. 85, no 4, 689-696 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An investigation of the nitrogen pickup of liquid steel from ladle slag after vacuum degassing was made. Nitride capacities, C-N, of a number of ladle slags were determined at controlled nitrogen and oxygen potentials at 1873K. The nitride capacities in the composition range studied were found to be very low. In accordance with the literature, the nitride capacity was found to increase with increasing SiO2 content. Industrial trials were performed. The nitrogen content of the steel was determined before and after vacuum degassing as well as after the waiting period. Three different trends of the variation of nitrogen content in the steel were observed. Both the laboratory study and the industrial trials revealed that the transfer of nitrogen from slag to steel was not the reason for nitrogen pickup in the steel subsequent to vacuum degassing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 85, no 4, 689-696 p.
nitrogen pickup, nitride capacity, ladle slag, vacuum degassing
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146155DOI: 10.1002/srin.201300211ISI: 000333909700021ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898069553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-146155DiVA: diva2:722531
QC 201406092014-06-092014-06-092016-02-29Bibliographically approved