Accession Number:

AD0673753

Title:

EFFECT OF NEW METHODS OF REMELTING AND OF ARGON PURGING ON THE PROPERTIES OF EP-65 STAINLESS STEEL (VLIYANIE NOVYKH METODOV VYPLAVKI I PRODUVKI ARGONOM NA SVOISTVA NERZHAVEYUSHCHEI STALI MARKI EP-65),

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1967-08-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

EP-65 steel is used to fabricate high-load-bearing elements that withstand temperatures of up to 500C, and its melting involves the formation of a large amount of gases and nonmetallic occlusions which cause hairline cracks and other defects in the products and reduce the mechanical properties of the steel. In this connection, the authors investigated the effect of new production techniques -- vacuum induction melting, electroslag melting and argon degassing -- on the quality of this steel. Argon degassing was carried out by bubbling argon through a ladle of 500 kg capacity, via a porous refractory plug at ladle bottom, for 2-3 min the plug was designed by the authors. The steel from the induction furnaces and after argon degassing was cast into ingots weighing 50 and 100 kg. The 50-kg ingots were used to prepare specimens and the 100-kg ingots, as consumable electrodes for remelting in a vacuum induction furnace, or in an ANF-6 electroslag furnace. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE