Steel times features

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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Plenty to shout about?

Dark grey to black prospects? A 'dying elephant' with a 'smoke stack' image? When it comes to reputation enhancement, some argue that the global steel industry has its work cut out, but others are much more upbeat. Matthew Moggridge, editor of Steel Times International, reports.

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Time to get tough?

China has been a key theme at steel conferences around the world. Many a distinguished speaker has called for 'a level playing field' and some have warned against awarding China 'market economy status' because it will open the floodgates to even more exported steel. China is already…

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