X-Pact® Solid Control

Challenges

  • Optimized cooling strategy during the whole casting process for different steel grades
  • Assurance of product quality by avoidance of surface cracks and edge cracks
  • Highest slab exit temperature for hot charging

Solution

  • Dynamic temperature control with 3D temperature calculation

Technical advantages

  • Highest product quality
  • Minimized water consumption
  • Lowest energy losses due to maximized slab exit temperature

Efficiency

  • High furnace entry temperature

Quality

  • Better inner slab quality (less segregations)
  • Additional turnover: 9.000.000 €/a (per 1 Mio. t, by increase of slab price 3 %)
  • 230.000 €/a due to less scarfing (reduction of surface and corner cracks)
Dynamic solidification calculation - image