Stainless Steel

Carmeuse offers a variety of lime-based products, including high calcium quicklime and dolomitic quicklime, and advanced lime handling systems to meet the needs of stainless steel manufacturers.

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A Look at Stainless Steelmaking

Stainless steelmaking modifies the properties of the steel from basic oxygen furnace (BOF) or electric arc furnace (EAF) processes to form a highly corrosion resistant steel. Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, containing chromium and, usually, nickel.

Chromium chemistry is essential for the production of stainless steel and losing it in the process can have a negative impact on the quality of the end product. The addition of lime and fluorspar improves the reduction process of Cr2O3 and keeps the slag fluid. Controlling oxygen and sulfur within the metal bath is also critical to achieving a quality stainless steel. The right product mix can also help extend refractory life.

Lime Handling Systems for Stainless Steelmaking

An evaluation of your lime handling equipment is essential in ensuring lime is transferred from silo to furnace in the most effective and reliable way, as over time this will be impacted through normal wear and tear. From offloading and flow promotion to pneumatic conveying and lime injection, Carmeuse is committed to providing quality equipment solutions to stainless steelmakers to help optimize your operations.

Carmeuse Systems supplies our advanced equipment solutions for lime storage, handling, and lime injection. Our expert engineers can design the right solution to keep your steelmaking operation running smoothly, from new lime handling or injection systems, to retrofits and upgrades for your existing equipment. Experienced technicians are also available for onsite diagnosis of current problem areas, recommendations for potential solutions, and help with system implementation and startup. For additional information related to our lime handling and lime injection expertise, visit the website.

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