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Air Products offers a full line of industrial gases, including argon and nitrogen to assist with the stirring and refining of molten steel. Each of these gases offers unique benefits to your ladle metallurgy application. See the information below for details. Our applications engineers can help you determine the proper flow and pressure control needed for each gas to help you achieve consistent results.

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Gases

Argon

Argon is injected to stir the metal and help facilitate the refining steps. In some cases, argon may also be used as a carrier gas for additions.

Argon is injected to stir the metal and help facilitate the refining steps. In some cases, argon may also be used as a carrier gas for additions.

Nitrogen

On certain grades of steel, nitrogen can be used to effectively stir the metal and help facilitate the refining steps. Nitrogen can also be used as a carrier gas for additions.

On certain grades of steel, nitrogen can be used to effectively stir the metal and help facilitate the refining steps. Nitrogen can also be used as a carrier gas for additions.

Oxygen

Oxygen is injected with a supplemental fuel in some cases for temperature maintenance/restoration.  This technique is used to prevent pour-backs during downstream delays.

Oxygen is injected with a supplemental fuel in some cases for temperature maintenance/restoration.  This technique is used to prevent pour-backs during downstream delays.

Equipment

Process Management System

You can effectively track operating trends with our advanced methods for data collection and process monitoring. This insight can help you identify areas for improvement so you can achieve more consistent results and lower operating costs. Our systems can automatically generate reports for the data that is most critical to your operation and notify key personnel of deviations from process set-points or targets.

You can effectively track operating trends with our advanced methods for data collection and process monitoring. This insight can help you identify areas for improvement so you can achieve more consistent results and lower operating costs. Our systems can automatically generate reports for the data that is most critical to your operation and notify key personnel of deviations from process set-points or targets.

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