MgO Refractories in the Basic Oxygen Steelmaking Furnace

  • S. C. Carniglia
  • W. H. Boyer
  • J. E. Neely
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Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 5)


The BOF presents an example of a hostile, complex, transient thermomechanical and chemical environment, drawn from a major commercial industry. The most modem and successful refractory linings developed for these furnaces are composed of magnesia and carbon: a ceramic composite. The character of these refractory materials is traced from its origin in processing through interaction with the corrosive BOF service environment, and the bases of durability are discussed. Present performance is illustracted by a case study.


Basic Oxygen Furnace Si02 Ratio Periclase Refractory Burnt Lime Slag Penetration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Carniglia
    • 1
  • W. H. Boyer
    • 1
  • J. E. Neely
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for TechnologyKaiser Aluminum & Chemical Co.PleasantonUSA

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