This issue of Steel Times International includes a special supplement on India. India has seen crude steel production increase by 47Mt or 174% since the start of the 21st century an average annual increase in output of 14.5%. It now ranks as the fourth largest producer in the world. Much of this growth has come from the private sector which now accounts for three-quarters of total production.
This Special Report compiled in India by Global Business Reports reveals through interviews with key industrial players how this remarkable growth has been achieved. Additional articles review India’s passion for small and large scale DRI plants, its vast ore reserves but troubled development of these and how a 105 year old steel site has moved into modern times.
Other features focus on hot charging of billet for long product rolling and steel finishing lines with a particular focus on toll rolling in USA.
There are also conference reports on Scanmet IV held in Sweden in June and one of Russia’s largest metals event, Litmash.
‘Know Your Steel’ continues with the third part looking at Secondary steelmaking treatments and continuous casting.
The issue concludes with its regular page related to the history of steelmaking, in this issue returning to India where zinc was first extracted.
Welcome to the April issue of STI. The issue is packed full of features including articles on Ironmaking, Coating, conference reports and a new feature titled Know Your Steel.
Ironmaking articles include Air humifidication to improve sintering, and A new burner design for steam generation fuelled by blast furnace gas.
The Coating feature includes articles on Paint systems for steel and a paper on Efficient furnaces for batch galvanizing.
The Know Your Steel feature will run for the rest of the year and is aimed at metallurgy for non-metallurgists.
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