Alternatives to Mineral Oil Based Hydraulic Fluids in Steel Production

2018-03-08T16:50:39-04:00

Fire hazards are constantly present in the steel industry with operations involving heavy equipment and liquid or red hot steel, and when mineral oil based hydraulic fluids are being used. However, there are alternatives that can be utilized without jeopardizing the performance or productivity of the steel production line.

Application of Hot Rolling Lubrication on a Reversing Coil/Plate Mill

2017-10-13T14:36:04-04:00

Roll lubrication was introduced to the 4-high Steckel mill at Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. in 2011. It was found that the benefits included a significant extension to roll service life and notable reduction of mill torque. This paper will describe the mechanism of lubrication in the roll system and present the improved rolling parameters of the Steckel mill.