Steelmaking

The steelmaking process, where molten iron becomes solid steel, involves several stages of thermal and chemical treatment requiring a variety of refractory linings that are compatible with many application conditions.

 

These linings must have excellent resistance to steel and basic slag corrosion, as well as high thermal shock and oxidation resistance.

 

Saint-Gobain services this market with innovative refractories solutions that present high performances and contribute to enhanced steel quality.

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Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)

The Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) is an essential tool for the re-processing of steel scrap, helping reduce the steel industry’s carbon footprint. This extremely aggressive process requires a large quantity of high quality refractories. Bricks and monolithics from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories are manufactured using carefully selected raw materials and stringently controlled processes in order to ensure resistance, quality and safety.
The Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) is an essential tool for the re-processing of steel scrap, helping reduce the steel industry’s carbon footprint. This extremely aggressive process requires a large quantity of high quality refractories.

Bricks and monolithics from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories are manufactured using carefully selected raw materials and stringently controlled processes in order to ensure resistance, quality and safety.
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High corrosion resistance
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High fused magnesia quality
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High oxidation resistance

Electric Arc Furnace Products and Benefits

Product Characteristics Application Benefits
Brick MgO-C Wall High corrosion
Thermal shock resistance
Ramming mix MgO Bottom and slope area High durability
Quick repair
Gunning mix MgO (silicate bonded)
MgO (phosphate bonded)
Cold and hot repair High performance
High Adhesion
Low rebound
EBT MgO-C Tapping Hole High erosion resistance

FAQ

Can Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories develop custom refractory solutions for unique operating conditions?

Yes. Before proposing a refractory solution, a team of experienced engineers and specialists will work closely with the customer to ascertain their needs, operating conditions and requirements. Technical staff will visit customer plants if required, analyzing existing processes to precisely identify all requirements before presenting the customer with a suitable refractory solution.

Can Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories recommend potential process improvements for EAF operation?

Yes. Highly qualified technical staff are on hand to assist customers in identifying opportunities for operational improvements, such as slag treatment, repair standards, slag conditioning and more. These improvements have the potential to result in substantial optimization of equipment performance.

How do Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ solutions help to improve EAF service life and performance?

Brick-based and monolithic refractory solutions are developed in-house or with a trusted international technology partner. Solutions are developed using the most advanced technology available, ensuring all necessary characteristics and properties for optimum EAF performance and service life.