STP Published: 1999

Advances in the Production and Use of Steel with Improved Internal Cleanliness

Editor(s): John K. Mahaney, Jr.

Examines state-of-the-art technological innovations in inclusion identification and prevention, and their applications to steel production.

Seven comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers from leading experts in the United States, Europe and Asia examine the following key topics:

Bearing Steels -- Methods for determining internal cleanliness; the impact of inclusions on bearing hardness or strength; and how production and processing methods effect internal cleanliness and bearing life are explored in three papers.

Stainless Steels -- One paper presents inclusion problems associated with stainless steel medical implants.

Steel Castings -- Alternative processing modifications and methodologies applicable to the casting industry that would minimize macroinclusions in the final product are reviewed in one paper.

Steel for Plates -- Optimum production variables to improve the way structural steel plates are made are discussed in one paper; while another examines a new technique for determining the tendency of materials used for pressure vessel applications to crack internally during spin forming.

For quality control and metallurgical personnel.

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Developed by Committee: A01
Pages: 103
DOI: 10.1520/STP1361-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5407-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2605-3