Dolomitic lime is used in the steel industry as a melting agent, increasing the fluidity of the blast furnace slag and contributing to better quality pig iron production. Its main function is to help in the formation of slag. It contains a high magnesium content, which generates direct benefits during the iron reduction process, reducing the consumption of refractories.
Why use Carmeuse Brasil’s dolomitic lime in steelmaking?
- High magnesium content;
- Low contaminant content (phosphorus and sulfur);
- Control of the calcination process, obtaining low calcination loss content;
- Appropriate grain size;
- High mechanical strength and reactivity.