Metallurgy and Technology of Steel Castings

by

Jan Głownia

DOI: 10.2174/97816810857081170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-570-8, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-571-5





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Deoxidation

- Pp. 92-111 (20)

Jan Głownia

Abstract

Deoxidation of steel intended for castings is particularly important. Because rimmed steel, or even half-killed steel, cannot be used for castings, the oxygen content must be as low as possible. Low oxygen content is also associated with non-metallic inclusions nascent during solidification. Their morphology (number, location and size) decides on the mechanical properties in service conditions (e.g. sub-zero temperatures and in heat resistance conditions). Elimination of oxygen from steel must be combined with the removal of inclusions and their impact on the quality of cast steel.

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