New vertical bloom caster
Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH Linz, Austria
Received: 12 August 2014
Accepted: 19 November 2014
Driven by obvious advantages of the vertical casting process for very special steel grades there is a new trend to use vertical casting even for heavy bloom round sections. Compared with ingot casting routes, this technology reaches 12.5% more yield. Thus an additional share of the today’s ingot casting route can be shifted to the more cost effective continuous casting line.
Key words: Continuous casting / vertical caster / special steel / three roll drive unit
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