2019 №01 (04) DOI of Article
2019 №01 (06)

Electrometallurgy Today 2019 #01
SEM, 2019, #1, 35-45 pages

Journal                    Sovremennaya Elektrometallurgiya
Publisher                International Association «Welding»
ISSN                      2415-8445 (print)
Issue                       № 1, 2019 (February)
Pages                      35-45
Application of electric slag and vacuum-arc remelts to improve the quality of the metal of the all-rolled railway wheels

M.I. Gasik, Yu.S. Projdak
National metallurgical academy of Ukraine. 4 Gagarina Ave., 49005, Dnipro, Ukraine. Е-mail: nmetau@ nmetau.еdu.ua

The results of experimental-industrial large-scale works on improving the quality of wheel steel by the methods of electric slag and vacuum arc melting, for the first time carried out by the Department of Electrometallurgy of the National metallurgical academy of Ukraine and the Dneprospetsstal plant, were summarized and analyzed. The route scale for producing consumable electrodes from open-hearth (250 t furnace) and electric furnace (30 t EAF) steel, the characteristics of installations for electroslag (OKB-905, OKB-1065) and vacuum-arc (DSV-63) remelts are presented. The physical and chemical processes and mechanisms for improving the quality of wheel steel during electroslag remelting are considered. The results of tests of mechanical properties of metal of all-rolled wheels produced from steel ingots after electroslag and vacuum-arc remelting are presented and summarized. The directions of works on improving the quality of the axial steel of grade ЕА1N for railway axes currently produced from continuously-cast blooms of oxygen-converting steel and electric steel ingots subjected to rolling with the following forging are considered. The problems of conducting experimental-industrial studies on further improvement of the quality of railway axes produced from electroslag and vacuum-arc remelting ingots, are summarized. Ref. 20, Tabl. 11, Fig. 4.
Key words: electroslag remelting; vacuum arc remelting; metal; quality; mold; properties; all-rolled wheels; railway axes
Received:                20.06.18
Published:               19.02.19
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