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Steel Times International - Improving Slag Detection

Dienstag, Februar 11, 2020

Read our latest article in Steel Times International where Peter Unwin, AMETEK Land’s Global Industry Manager – Metals, looks at the issue of slag detection in the steel making industry and how thermal imaging cameras are helping to reduce its impact and improve efficiency. 
Steel Times International - Improving Slag Detection
STEEL slag, a molten liquid melt of silicates and oxides, is a by-product of the steelmaking process, which is produced during the separation of molten steel from the impurities that are found in iron ore and scrap metal. The slag solidifies upon cooling.

Slag needs to be removed as its impurities degrade steel. For example, slag will pull phosphorous from iron and, if not removed, the phosphorus reverts back into the steel, lowering its quality. It also causes substantial wear and tear on the vessels involved. Removal of slag can require huge effort and expense on the part of steel producers. Recent advances in detection, however, now mean that slag can be more reliably and effectively managed.

Read the full article in Steel Times International - January / February 2020