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Title: Strip casting with fluxing agent applied to casting roll

A strip caster (10) for producing a continuous strip (24) includes a tundish (12) for containing a melt (14), a pair of horizontally disposed water cooled casting rolls (22) and devices (29) for electrostatically coating the outer peripheral chill surfaces (44) of the casting rolls with a powder flux material (56). The casting rolls are juxtaposed relative to one another for forming a pouting basin (18) for receiving the melt through a teeming tube (16) thereby establishing a meniscus (20) between the rolls for forming the strip. The melt is protected from the outside air by a non-oxidizing gas passed through a supply line (28) to a sealing chamber (26). A preferred flux is boron oxide having a melting point of about C. The flux coating enhances wetting of the steel melt to the casting roll and dissolves any metal oxide formed on the roll.
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Fairfield, OH)
  2. (Miamisburg, OH)
  3. (West Chester, OH)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Armco Inc. (Middletown, OH) IDO
Patent Number(s):
US 5651412
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Armco, Inc., Middletown, OH (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
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