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Clean Steel Applications

U.S. Granules produces a variety of briquetted and granule products which include aluminum granules and proprietary blends of minerals used as slag deoxidizers in steel mills. Our technical engineers have made substantial contributions to the evolution of this technology. The use of our granule products as a natural binder for slag deoxidizer briquettes is an important benefit since artificial binders add undesirable fuming and contamination.

Technical Review of Select Product Applications*
  • Ahlborg, Kevin et al. "Slag Making Practices at the LTV-Cleveland Works," Proceedings of the 76th ISS Steelmaking Conference, 1993, Dallas, pp. 469-473.
  • Beiter, Robert et al. "Overview of Slag Deoxidation Utilizing Highly Reactive Aluminum," Proceedings of the 77th ISS Steelmaking Conference, 1994, Chicago, pp. 429-433.
  • Bieniosek, T.H. et al. "Ladle Slag Deoxidation with Aluminum/Limestone Mixtures," Proceedings of the 72nd ISS Steelmaking Conference, 1989, Chicago, pp. 409-411.
  • Bommaraju, Rama et al. "Ladle Slag Treatment for Production of Ultra-Low Carbon Steels," Proceedings of the 76th ISS Steelmaking Conference, 1993, Dallas, pp. 467-474.
  • Mawda, Masayuki et al. "Improvement on Cleanliness of Steel in LD-RH-CC Process," Proceedings of the 75th ISS Steelmaking Conference, 1992, Toronto, pp. 1-5.
  • Powers, J.C. et al. "Continuous Improvement of LTV’s Quality System," Proceedings of the Sixth International Iron and Steel Congress, 1990, Nagoya, ISIJ, pp. 1-8.
*References provided above do not represent endorsement of USG products by the authors of the associated documents and are provided for information purposes only.


Killed Steel Applications

Briquetted aluminum granules are attracting more attention for killing or deoxidizing steel. As an alternative to Grade 1 Aluminum Shot, our AK Briquettes provide higher purity and more rapid dissolution at competitive prices.

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