Relationship between glass fiber content and particle size of sprayable tundish lining (MgO) on the wettability of molten steel/MgO system

Turen Y., Candan E., Karakas Y., Sahinturk C.

4th International Symposium on Advances in Refractories for the Metallurgical Industries held at the 43rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists of CIM, Hamilton, Bermuda, 22 - 25 Ağustos 2004, ss.527-536 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Hamilton
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Bermuda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.527-536


In this study, wettability between sprayable tundish lining (MgO) and molten steel was investigated by using sessile drop method. Content of glass fiber (SiO2) in the MgO varied between 0 to 8 wt% whereas mean particle sizes of the MgO were 25, 75, 150 and 300 mu m. Experimental results revealed that contact angle (0) of sessile drop on the MgO was not altered by the addition of glass fiber up to 1wt.% whereas above 2 wt.% addition decreased the 0 considerably. Contact angle, theta, increased considerably with increasing MgO particle size. SEM analysis showed deposition of glass phase was present at the interface as the finer MgO particles were used.