February 12, 2008
Warren Steel Holdings, Warren, Ohio, announced that it completed the hot commissioning of its vacuum tank degasser and related systems.
The system is fully operational, and the company has begun shipping degassed material to its customers. The low-pressure environment of the degassing operation allows the company to remove excess gases from molten steel. Warren says the process provides tighter chemical composition control, microcleanness, and inclusion morphology.
Applications include forging, seamless tube and pipe, automotive, aerospace, and bearing, as well as applications requiring special bar quality (SBQ) chemistries.