Global Patent Index - EP 0986443 A4

EP 0986443 A4 2001-01-03 - AMORPHOUS OR GLASSY ALLOY SURFACED ROLLS FOR THE CONTINUOUS CASTING OF METAL STRIP

Title (en)

AMORPHOUS OR GLASSY ALLOY SURFACED ROLLS FOR THE CONTINUOUS CASTING OF METAL STRIP

Title (de)

ROLLEN MIT AMORPHER ODER GLASIGER LEGIERUNGSOBERFLÄCHE ZUM KONTOINUIERLICHEN GIESSEN VON METALLBÄNDERN

Title (fr)

CYLINDRES REVETUS EN SURFACE D'UN ALLIAGE AMORPHE OU NON CRISTALLIN POUR LA COULEE CONTINUE DE BANDE METALLIQUE

Publication

EP 0986443 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98923930 A

Priority

  • AU 9800412 W
  • AU PO710497 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9855251A1] Twin roll casting has been applied with some success to non-ferrous metals, which solidify rapidly on cooling. The same, however, is not true for ferrous metals, as it has not been possible to achieve sufficiently rapid and even cooling of metal over the casting surfaces of the rolls. This problem has been overcome by utilising a metallic surface for the rolls, which has a high affinity for the molten steel of the casting pool and a melting temperature greater than the temperature of the casting surface. The molten steel produces extremely good wetting of the casting surface of the roll, resulting in a wetting angle of the molten steel on the casting surface of less than 40 DEG . Preferably, this wetting angle is less than 20 DEG and the casting surface has an Arithmetic Mean Roughness Value (Ra) of less than 10 microns. These desirable properties on the roll surface are achieved by selecting an at least partially amorphous alloy of two constituents. Preferably, the alloy is a fully amorphous alloy of the nickel-phosphorus systemcontaining about 10 % phosphorus and the balance nickel, which may be applied by eletroless coating. This roll surface prevents the build-up of iron oxide on the casting surfaces of the rolls, which build-up interferes with the uniform conduction of heat away from the molten steel, resulting in simultaneous solidification of the delta and gamma iron phases (0.01-0.18 %C), which causes a surface defect, known as "crocodile-skin". The net effect of utilising this amorphous alloy for the surface of the casting roll is a superior and uniform conduction of heat away from the molten steel, rapid transformation of the steel's microstructure into the wholly austenitic ( gamma ) region, exhibited by fine prior austenite grain boundaries conforming to dendritic grain boundaries and absence of "crocodile-skin" surface defects on the cast strip.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B22D 11/06; B22D 11/14; B22D 11/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B22D 11/00 (2006.01); B22D 11/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B22D 11/0648 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • [A] DE 3742594 A1 19890629 - SCHENZEL HEINZ GUENTHER DIPL I [DE], et al
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 010, no. 044 (M - 455) 21 February 1986 (1986-02-21)
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 011, no. 259 (C - 441) 21 August 1987 (1987-08-21)
  • See also references of WO 9855251A1

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EPO simple patent family

WO 9855251 A1 19981210; AT 256516 T 20040115; AU PO710497 D0 19970626; BR 9811107 A 20000718; CA 2288754 A1 19981210; CN 1096900 C 20021225; CN 1258239 A 20000628; CN 1445033 A 20031001; DE 69820618 D1 20040129; EP 0986443 A1 20000322; EP 0986443 A4 20010103; EP 0986443 B1 20031217; ID 24078 A 20000706; JP 2002501437 A 20020115; KR 20010013319 A 20010226; NZ 500871 A 20010223

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