1981 Volume 67 Issue 8 Pages 1236-1240
Kashima Steel Works has three casters. The products quality of these casters are very high and approximately 150000 tons of products are monthly hot-charged into reheating furnaces to improve energy consumption.
In this paper, the following items are described.
(1) Hot charge of low carbon aluminum killed steel.
Decrease in sub-surface Al2O3 inclusion and development of the deburring equipment of slabs.
(2) Hot charge of 40 kg/mm2 grade steel.
Decrease in longitudinal cracks of slabs and development of the optical inspection system for hot slabs.