Understanding Your Market Needs
Producing quality pig iron and steel while keeping operating costs low requires specific raw materials that improve process speed, purity, and costs. When phosphorus and sulfur are not controlled in the steel bath, strength can be compromised and the finish can develop cracks. Adding lime in a Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) is important to protect refractories, maintain basicity, and aid dephosphorization. In addition, the ways in which raw materials are added to the process affect safety, maintenance and material waste.
The production process of stainless steel in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) needs lime with low levels of phosphorus and silica to help reduce chromium oxide and maintain the slag fluid, essential to obtain a high quality product.
Solutions to Meet Your Needs
Lime for pig iron and steelmaking must be of high quality. Carmeuse Brasil has a range of products to assist the steel industry in sintering operations, providing adequate and sized lime and limestone. Our products allow you to recover oxidized chromium, removing sulfur contaminants and protecting your slag and blast furnace refractory. We also provide products suitable for gas treatment and emission control and pH adjustment in industrial effluent treatment.