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  Ladle stirring     10 of 11
Ladle stirring is a key stage in the secondary steelmaking process.


After studying this section, you should be able to:

  • to explain the purpose of ladle stirring (& standing);
  • to relate where this process occurs in the overall steelmaking route;
  • to explain why large inclusions in the molten steel float to the surface faster than small ones;
  • to use Stokes' law to estimate the float rate, u of a particle as a function of its diameter, d.
  • to explain why gentle stirring is a useful steel cleaning technique.

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