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Journal of Metallurgy
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 187042, 5 pages
Research Article

Adoption of Sinter Addition in Steelmaking Converter to Control Spitting

1R&D Centre for Iron and Steel, Ranchi 834002, India
2Steel Melting Shop-I, Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela 769011, India

Received 30 June 2015; Revised 4 November 2015; Accepted 8 November 2015

Academic Editor: Sunghak Lee

Copyright © 2015 Sanjay Kumar Gupta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Steel Melting Shop-I, Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela, produces 0.5 MT of various special steels through BOF-VAR/VOR-LF-CC route. One of the most serious problems in BOF operations was lance skulling, hood jamming, and build-up of metal in the mouth and cone of the furnace due to spitting and slopping. As spitting occurring during blowing increases, these particles of metal are deposited inside the mouth and cone and affect badly BOF productivity. In the present work, control of spitting has been established by addition of sinter during the period of spitting. It also helped to improve the slag formation and fluidity of slag through increase of FeO content during peak decarburisation period.