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Models for EAF energy efficiency

The EAF process is the subject of continuous cost and process improvements and energy models help to benchmark a particular EAF process by accounting for variations in production parameters, such as deviations in raw materials quality and process parameters such as metal yield, oxygen…

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Capacity runs riot

If there is one word that has been on the lips of most steelmakers for some time now, it’s ‘overcapacity’. Very often another word is not that far away: China. In this article, leading US law firm Wiley Rein’s Alan Price, Christopher Weld, Laura El-Sabaawi and Adam Teslik take an in-depth…

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Two new furnaces for US hot strip mill

Fives, an international industrial engineering group, and ATI Flat Rolled Products, a subsidiary of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI), one of the most diversified speciality materials and components producers in the world, commissioned new reheating furnaces for the world's most…

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Process Improvements with EMS

In the electric arc furnace (EAF) process, there are a number of factors that can impact negatively on productivity and cost-efficiency, many of which can be reduced or completely eliminated with the application of electromagnetic stirring (EMS) to deliver improved productivity, reduced…

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Production under scrutiny

In an ultra-competitive, unforgiving market, steelmakers must ensure that they produce good quality output at a competitive cost. To achieve this, they need to scrutinise every aspect of production to optimise processes and lower operating costs.

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All systems go for steel in Iran

Now that sanctions imposed upon Iran by the west have been lifted, following a landmark nuclear agreement that was rubber-stamped last month, expect to hear a great deal more about new contracts struck between western steel production technology companies and the MENA region’s largest steel…

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