Initial situation Water use in steel industry: 1980 million m³ for production of 169 million tons crude steel divided in […]
Infire – Strategy to increase the hot strip rolling performance in terms of surface quality, final properties and reproducibility
Achieving high surface quality of hot rolled high strength steel strip and reproducible rolling results remains challenging:
- Primary scale residues and scale formed during rolling lead to surface impairments.
- Influences and interrelations of process conditions on product quality are poorly known.
- As steel grades with higher strength are demanded, hot rolling conditions change.
- Adopting primary scale residues and finished strip monitoring systems for prognosis of scale defects
- Investigation on sensitivity of the rolling result on process parameter
- Novel methods to control scale growth and fracture behaviour with the optimisation of rolling parameters as well as rolling actuators and application of oxide modifiers
- Create a model to predict scale behaviour
- Minimisation of effects of scale on the final surface texture and strip mechanical properties
- Improvement of the surface quality of critical high alloyed steel grades by understanding and conditioning scale formation during rolling and cooling
- Definition of the optimum rolling and cooling conditions for industrial application towards a significant improvement of the quality of the final product for high value added steels
- Enabling existing plants to handle new kind of high strength steel grades in a more efficient and reproducible way