The continuous increasing demand for high quality and faster continuously cast slabs steel production without sacrificing the overall quality of the slabs requires good control of the casting speed, uniform and controlled cooling during solidification. Others factors such as machine design, operating techniques and slab width have a strong effect on casting rate and increase productivity. One area that has received limited attention is the accelerated cooling of slabs. A major objective of this work was to assess the soundness of continuously cast slabs that were accelerated cooled prior to completion of the γ to α transformation. To achieve this objective a non destructive testing technique (NDT) was used to assess the level of anomalies or defects in the slabs. The results from the NDT analysis were assessed with the aid of software developed to identify the type of defects and their location in the slabs. These results were complemented with a systematic microstructural analysis. This paper will present and discuss the results of this NDT lmage Processing Analysis.
|Title of host publication||MS&T 2008|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings from the Materials Science & Technology Conference (October 6-9, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)|
|Place of Publication||Materials Park, OH|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2008|
|Event||Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States|
Duration: 6 Oct 2008 → 9 Oct 2008
|Conference||Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2008|
|Period||6/10/08 → 9/10/08|
- Cleanliness of steel
- Image processing
- TOF map.
- Ultrasonic NDT