Steel and Steelmaking

Steel is one of the most prevalent manufacturing materials on earth. Within the four overarching steel categories–alloy steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, and tool steel–there are over 3,500 distinct grades, each with fundamentally different thermodynamic and chemical properties. These subsequently serve a near limitless range of applications. The steel-making industry is, therefore, a major driver of economic growth; making optimal steelmaking processes invaluable.

 

At Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories, we offer high-performance solutions designed to enhance critical key performance indicators across the full steel making chain. We are committed to the sustainable development of industry-leading refractory products which add multifaceted value to steelworks around the world. This is central to a proactive roadmap toward profitable, low-carbon steel making.

 

Furnace Solutions: BOF, EAF & More

 

Producing greener steel is an ongoing objective for steel making companies worldwide, and that initiative typically begins by optimizing blast furnaces. We produce a suite of precision furnace solutions designed for high corrosion and oxidation resistance at extreme temperatures. Our basic oxygen furnace (BOF) linings outstrip any competition in terms of their long-term performance. With immense thermomechanical and corrosion resistance, our linings eliminate the need for patching with monolithics. Where a conventional lining may last ten months, our MgO-C linings are indefinite, meaning there is no need to cease production for repairs. The operational potential of basic oxygen processes can subsequently be maximized for best efficiency.

 

Alongside our basic oxygen steelmaking solutions, we offer a range of bricks and mixes for electric arc furnaces (EAF). Use the tabs below to find out more about our products.

 

Iron & Steel Ladles

 

Ladle are essential vessel that must support lots of different process for steel refining. The future challenges towards a greener world for sure goes through linings solutions can promotes energy saving and minimize eventual losses. Our carbon-free working lining for metal line and ultra-low carbon for slag line for steel ladle products provides energy saving reducing the molten steel temperature drop along the refining. We also offer a patented yield-enhancing solution that remarkable reduces the need for costly steel reprocessing. The solutions drive process efficiency and yields significant energy savings.

 

Solution By Equipment

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Industries Served

BOF Steel Route

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of solutions for the Basic Oxygen Furnace steel route.

EAF Steel Route

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of solutions for Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel shops.

Our Complete Portfolio Of Services

Design and Engineering

Customized solutions including refractory drawings, adjusted design and modeling capabilities designed to help minimize maintenance/relining frequency while reducing melting energy consumption.

Installation and Repair

High quality installation services are designed to optimize furnace performance. Installation services focus on customers’ individual operational constraints, including supervision, installation and intermediary repairs.

Supervision

The latest methods and innovative installation techniques are shared with customers, ensuring the maximum service life and optimal operational safety conditions for any installation. 

 

Performance Audits

Experienced application teams offer performance audits and assessments, working in partnership with customers to explore potential savings offered by refractory consumption, energy management and CO2 balance programs.

R&D Support

Upfront analyses are available around all material choices. Rapid support and immediate technical assistance are available during both emergencies and routine operation.