The clean lance system

Increasing human safety and equipment lifetime

Oxygen lances covered with built-up skulls are problem cases in steelmaking. These skulls damage the lance and impair the nozzle function. This in turn leads to increased oxygen consumption and prolonged reaction time for the refining process.

The Clean Lance System comprises a spraying device installed directly on the lance dome. The lance is wetted by a viscous liquid via a separate feed system. A lotus effect is created which protects the lance.

All benefits at a glance

  • No skull build-up
  • Reduced costs
  • Enhanced production
  • Human safety
  • Stable and fail-safe functioning
The clean lance system image
The clean lance system image
Skull build-up on a conventional lance
The clean lance systems
Coated lance after more than 60 heats