Kick-Off-Meeting VALCRA took place in Rome on 4th / 5th June 2019

The kick-off-meeting for the dissemination project “Valorisation and dissemination of RFCS projects results and experience in steel surface quality issues on as-cast crack formation” (VALCRA) took place on 4th and 5th of June 2019 in Rome. Further project partners besides BFI are Rina Consulting – Centro Sviluppo Materiali (CSM), Materials Processing Institute (MPI). SIDENOR I+D und SWERIM. In the framework of the European Steel research programmes (ECSC and RFCS) many projects have been carried out on the formation of cracks in continuous casting, to study this occurrence and its harmful impact on product quality. For this, 3 webinars, 4 seminars and a workshop will be performed. The objective of this dissemination project is to analyse, valorise and disseminate the achieved knowledge and results obtained in the previous projects. Also, a road map with future research targets will be defined. The project is funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Union (RFCS-Grant Agreement No. 847194).