Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 39, Issue 3–4, pp 107–111 | Cite as

Current state of steel-melting production and the technology for and raw-materials base of magnesia refractories in Ukraine

  • A. I. Ryabov
  • Ya. R. Krass
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The state of steel-melting production in Ukraine in 1991–1995 is considered. About 50% of the steel is produced in open-hearth furnaces. The imperfect structure of steel-melting production, the low quality of the refractory materials used, and the unstable operating conditions of steel-melting equipment determine the high specific consumption of magnesia refractories which exceeds that in the leading industrial countries by a factor of 2–3. The volume of out-of-furnace treatment of steel by the LF, AOD, ACEA—CKF, and VKO processes does not exceed 1% of the total yield.


Ferrous Metallurgy Specific Consumption Filler Powder Converter Production Slag Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Ryabov
    • 1
  • Ya. R. Krass
    • 1
  1. 1.Ministry of Industrial Policy of UkraineKievUkraine

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