Interactions Between Dry Vibratable Tundish Linings and Steel Melts

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 • 3–3:45 p.m. EST

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Tyler Richards, Missouri University of Science and Technology


Interactions between a tundish working lining and molten steel were investigated using industrial samples and laboratory testing. A periclase-based dry vibrational lining containing 30 wt.% olivine was sampled from a production facility and examined. Cathodoluminescence imaging, secondary electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction analysis were performed to characterize the interactions. An experiment was developed to replicate the conditions found in a production tundish on the laboratory scale. Results comparing interactions observed in the laboratory lining tests and commercial samples for the lining material are presented and discussed.


Michael Anderson, Magneco/Metrel, Inc.
Michael Anderson is vice president and director of research for Magneco/Metrel Inc. He graduated from University of Illinois in 1987 with a B.S. in ceramic engineering and an M.S. in 1989. He joined Magneco/Metrel Inc. in 1989. His contributions have helped to advance the technology of colloidal silica-bonded refractories to its current status as an internationally used refractory system in a wide range of industrial applications.


AIST’s Refractory Systems Technology Committee