Bridging the Gap between Refractory Supplier and the Refractory User in the Steel Plant → Real Value-in-Use
Tata Steel Europe, Ceramics Research Centre, code: 3J-22, 1970 CA Ijmuiden/The Netherlands
Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 71 - 75
Tata Steel IJmuiden has developed an in-house Value-in-Use model for the steel ladle. This model very efficiently calculates and predicts all the costs and benefits of changes in refractory designs and refractory materials. The model helps to explain in a comprehensive way the financial effects of modifications. The result of applying the model after several years, besides an increased ladle life and capacity as well as enhanced safety with decreased overall refractory costs and energy consumption, is an increased level of acceptance for modifications internally as well as externally.
refractory costs, recycling, Value-in-Use model
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