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MetLab L.L.C. - the technologies for superalloys and special steels production

MetLab admin@steelmaker.ru

Tel.: +7 (903) 089 37 81



MAIN ACTIVITIES:

- Technological consulting and development of technology for production of Nickel-base alloys and special steels by Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) and Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR).

- Development and installation of turnkey the VAR control system, which is characterized in that the system dramatically reduces the duration of the arc glow in the course of remelting.

- Development of the VIM control system, which is characterized in that the system provides precise refining and balanced residual concentration of REM, Mg, S, O, etc. in ingots and as a consequence increase of mechanical properties and hot ductility of hard-deformable alloys.

- Technological consulting and development of technology for ladle treatment of high quality steels.

- Development of thermodynamic models and software to calculate the generation and transformation of nonmetallic inclusions during ladle treatment, casting and solidification.

- Analysis of the metal, slag and refractories by the methods of electron microscopy. Identifying the causes of defects in cast and deformed metal.

INNOVATIVE BUREAU OF METALLURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES (IBMT) Co.

IBMT Selskochoziaystvenaya St., 11, build. 3
Moscow 129226, Russia

Tel.: +7 903-621-59-17

ibmt@steelmaker.ru


PRINCIPAL LINES OF ACTIVITY:

- Automation of the steelmaking processes (steelmaking, secondary metallurgy, online production planning and coordination of operation of steelmaking facilities)
- Technological consulting on optimization and upgrading of the employed production processes

IBMT offers innovations

GIBBS Simulator Innovation Bureau of Metallurgical Technology (IBMT), Moscow, has developed for R&D Center, United Metallurgical Company (UMC) Steel Melting (SM) simulator. The simulator is developed on the basis of newest thermodynamic theory and unique models that allow researchers to take into account all peculiarities of objects simulated.

IBMT SM simulators accurately describe the whole system of thermo- and mass-transfer processes which take place in melting furnaces and secondary metallurgy facilities. It allows to obtain information on temperature and chemical composition of metal, slag and waste gas during the processes at any moment by means of simulation.

Simulation of Non-Metallic Inclusions Formation during Liquid Steel Reoxidizing

Alexander Alexeenko The results of simulation of reoxidation inclusions formation in Si- and Al-killed steel grades were presented by Alexander Alexeenko (Lasmet Co. - Laboratory of Special Metallurgy) at the International Symposium on Liquid Metal Processing and Casting (Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, September 20-23, 2009). By the use of the simulation authors have found an explanation for high Mn inclusions formation in Si- and Al-killed steels. The developed method can be used for investigation of inclusions formation in various liquid steels and alloys under any conditions.
You can find the Abstract and Full Presentation at section “Library”.
The Presentation Summary:

Computer Simulation of Oxide Inclusions Transformation during Secondary Steelmaking and Casting

Alexander AlexeenkoThe software for simulation of liquid oxide inclusions transformation during secondary steelmaking and casting was presented by Alexander Alexeenko (Lasmet Co. - Laboratory of Special Metallurgy) at steelmaking session of the Asia Steel International Conference 2009 (Busan, Korea, May 24-27, 2009).
The Presentation Summary:
Some steel grades, e.g. rail, cord, deep drawing, pipe steels, etc. are strictly controlled on non-metal inclusions characteristics (composition, size, quantity per unit). It is necessary to guarantee a good workability during manufacturing and high mechanical properties of products.

On the Origin of the White Spot Defect in Vacuum Arc Remelted Ingots

Felix Shved The analysis of the origin of the white spot defect in vacuum arc remelted ingots was presented by Felix Shved (Lasmet Co. - Laboratory of Special Metallurgy) at the International Symposium on Liquid Metal Processing and Casting (Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, September 20-23, 2009). The main currently known peculiarities of white spots were discussed and explained. Also an attempt was made to explain the origin of the defects, observed by a group of investigators in Alloy 718 ingot, remelted at abnormally long arc gap.
You can find the Abstract and Full Presentation at section “Library”.

The Presentation Summary:

The 4th Asia Steel International Conference is over

Asia Steel 2009 The 4th Asia Steel International Conference was taking place in Busan (Korea) on May 24-27, 2009.
Organized by: The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Co-organized by: CSIRO (Australia), The Chinese Society for Metals (China), The Indian Institute of Metals (India), The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (Japan)

On the “oxide metallurgy” technology

 The article "Smelting of steel with specified characteristics of nonmetallic inclusions. Review" devoted to "oxide metallurgy" problems had published in Russian “Electrometallurgiya” journal, 2 (2009). You can find the paper on English at page «“Library”.