Tag: steelmaking

Steelmaking research saves energy, reduces costs with fiber optics

Posted by on May 7, 2021

About 70% of steel production in the United States uses the electric arc furnace (EAF) process to melt scrap and virgin iron to create steel in a much more energy-efficient process than smelting from ore. But EAF steelmaking efficiency is dependent on many factors, and researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to save energy and costs related to EAF steel production by using fiber optic sensors.

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Missouri S&T researcher earns $4 million grant for energy-efficient steelmaking

Posted by on August 19, 2020

Steelmaking is among the most energy- and carbon-dioxide-intensive process in manufacturing. U.S. steel producers are challenged by narrow profit margins due to the cost of raw materials and associated energy costs. But researchers at Missouri S&T could soon help the steel industry overcome those challenges.

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Researchers awarded $2.2 million grant to develop sensors for steelmaking

Posted by on March 13, 2020

Steelmaking involves the handling of corrosive metal and oxide fluids at extremely high temperatures – about 1,600 degrees Celsius, which is several hundred degrees hotter than fresh lava from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii. Measuring the temperature, chemistry and fluid flow of molten steel under these conditions in real time is important to enable rapid responses to the changes in the steel during its production, according to researchers. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Missouri S&T part of a $2.2 million grant to develop new, more efficient ways to measure temperature, flow and chemistry during steelmaking to cut costs and improve worker safety.

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New high-strength steel could help automakers improve fuel efficiency

Posted by on June 23, 2015

A high-strength steel being developed at Missouri University of Science and Technology could help auto manufacturers in their quest to meet future fuel efficiency requirements.

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Missouri S&T students win ‘The Real Steel’ video contest

Posted by on April 6, 2014

Two students from Missouri University of Science and Technology have won the $3,000 grand prize in a video contest about how the steel industry benefits society.

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Students represent U.S. in international steelmaking event

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Two metallurgical engineering students from Missouri University of Science and Technology are headed to Belgium to test their mettle – and their ability to make virtual steel – in an international competition.

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Steel center named in honor of Dr. Kent D. Peaslee

Posted by on June 14, 2013

A new center for steel manufacturing research at Missouri University of Science and Technology will be renamed to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Kent D. Peaslee, a metallurgical engineering professor who helped establish the center.

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