Steel in Translation

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 69-72

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Improving rail-steel production

  • I. V. AleksandrovAffiliated withOAO EVRAZ ZSMK
  • , E. P. KuznetsovAffiliated withOAO EVRAZ ZSMK
  • , D. V. BoikovAffiliated withOAO EVRAZ ZSMK
  • , V. V. Mogil’nyiAffiliated withOAO EVRAZ ZSMK
  • , T. P. ZakharovaAffiliated withOAO EVRAZ ZSMK

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A new production technology for vacuum-treated rail steel has been developed, with reduced carbon content (0.10%) at discharge from the furnace and the addition of carbon-bearing materials on ladle intake. This technology reduces the total oxygen content of the steel and the content of brittle-fracturing oxide inclusions in the rail, without impairing the physicomechanical properties.