As a Slide Gate Plate Supplier, let us explain the impact of oxygen on the performance of steel.
Oxygen has low solubility in solid iron and is mainly present in the form of oxide inclusions. Therefore, the inclusions in the steel are mostly oxides except for a part of sulfides. Non-metallic inclusions are the main source of steel damage and have significant adverse effects on the fatigue strength, processability, ductility, toughness, weldability, HIC resistance, and corrosion resistance of steel.
The oxygen content is high, and the continuous casting slab also produces defects such as subcutaneous bubbles, which deteriorate the surface quality of the continuous casting blank.
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