Chapter 9. Development of Monolithic (Castables) Steel Ladles at Gary Works

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Timothy L. Nosbisch1,
  2. Richard M. Wardrop1,
  3. John A. Kaniuk2 and
  4. Ian D. Prendergast2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310465.ch9

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 1/2

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Nosbisch, T. L., Wardrop, R. M., Kaniuk, J. A. and Prendergast, I. D. (1988) Development of Monolithic (Castables) Steel Ladles at Gary Works, in Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310465.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    USX Corp., One North Broadway, Gary, IN 46402

  2. 2

    North American Refractories Co., 3127 Research Dr., State College, PA 16801

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374764

Online ISBN: 9780470310465

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Keywords:

  • reliably;
  • monolithics;
  • vibratables;
  • utilized;
  • installation

Summary

The practice of using castable to line steel ladles at U. S. Steel, Gary has been a success. The technological barriers to reliably cast the linings and for the castables to reliably perform have been overcome; currently, the ladle linings at both No. 1 and No. 2 Shops are almost exclusively castable. More work must now be done to improve the practice and make it even more economical.