Oxide Scale Formation and Flexible Descaling During Steel Processing

23 Nov 2017
40237 Düsseldorf, Germany
Scale formation during hot rolling cannot be avoided completely. For steel grades which are difficult to descale or prone to decar-burisation - processed from both conventional (long, flat) and compact strip hot rolling lines, poor primary descalability or rem-nant residual scale lead to surface defects and poor as rolled surface quality. Strategies to optimise the reheating process, to condition scale formation and to improve the descaling process were developed during the last years. The seminar gives an overview on primary scale formation mechanisms and the inter-relations with the process conditions, examples on scale condi-tioning and an overview on the latest developments for improved descaling based on selected practical research results. Innova-tive companies from steel industry will give an insight into their latest approaches.

Who should attend:

• Operating staff / engineers from furnace and hot rolling mills
• Staff from innovation departments or production optimization
• Technical purchasing agents in the steel and related industry
• Plant manufacturers for the steel and related industry
• Supplying industry for scale conditioning or descaling equipment

The HiPerScale Project

The seminar is organised as a workshop activity within the pro-ject “HiPerScale” (High performance hot rolling process through steel grade-dependent influencing of the scale formation and flexible descaling control). This is a project sponsored by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS; Project No. RFCS-CT-2014-00010). The aim of this project is to develop an inte-grated, energy efficient and flexible approach to improve oxida-tion, decarburization and overall descalability as well as the surface quality for difficult to descale steel grades. The project was started the 1st of July 2014 and ends in 2017. By this semi-nar the European steel plants will be informed about the activities and selected practical results in the HiPerScale project. 

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Steel Academy, Steel Institute VDEh
Sohnstraße 65
40237 Düsseldorf
Contact details: 

Peter Schmieding

T. +49 211 6707-458