Wettability of tundish periclase lining by steel

Turen J., Kosatepe K., Karakas I., Kandan E.

REFRACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL CERAMICS, vol.47, no.1, pp.68-73, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11148-006-0057-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-73


Results of a study of the wettability of the tundish periclase lining by molten steel using a sessile drop method are presented. The wetting angle theta tends to decrease with increase in temperature and contact time on adding glass fiber and Fe2O3 powder in excess of 2% to the magnesite powder: a similar effect is observed in steels high in manganese. An increase in angle theta is observed on adding carbon fiber or glass fiber (not in excess of 1%) to the magnesite powder the angle theta tends to increase with increase in MgO powder grain size and with carbon contained in, steel in excess of 0.04%.