STP739: The Role and Use of Aluminum in Steel Production

    Larsen, GG
    Supervising metallurgist, Inland Steel Co., Indiana Harbor, Ind.

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1981


    Abstract

    Aluminum is very important in controlling steel oxidation level. As a result it also controls the ingot structure and hence the steel properties. This paper discusses the various types of aluminum used in steel production. The recovery of aluminum as a function of steel type and carbon level as well as the importance of consistent recovery are also discussed.

    Keywords:

    steelmaking, steel deoxidation, ferroalloys, aluminum


    Paper ID: STP27689S

    Committee/Subcommittee: A09.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27689S


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