652-9912/02 – Contemporary Steelmaking Processes in BOF and EAF (SPVOKE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgical TechnologiesCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRO37 doc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to compare advantages of top and bottom blown converters - student will be able analyse charge composition by variant of converter, and to describe emerging wastes and possibilities of their treatment - student will be able to characterize the technology of steel and ferro-alloys production under conditions of electric arc/induction furnaces, to describe the arc characteristics, electrodes regulation, work of DC EAF, and new flexible processes in the frame of electro-metallurgy - student will be able to formulate the fundamental physical-chemical processes during the steel and ferro-alloys production in the EAF

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject is focused on study of theoretical and technological aspects of steel production in oxygen converters and electrical arc furnaces including deepening of knowledge in theory an practise area of plain, alloying and stainless steel production and in area of steel production in hybrid and flexible metallurgical units.

Compulsory literature:

FRUEHAN, R. J. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel. Steelmaking and Refining Volume. Pittsburgh: AISE Steel Foundation, 1998. ISBN 978-0-930767-02-0. PLOCKINGER, E. Electric Furnace Steel Production, New York: John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 1985. ISBN 978-04-719-0254-6. TOULOUEVSKI, Y.N. and I.Y. ZINUROV. Innovation in Electric Arc Furnaces. New York: Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-3-642-36272-6.

Recommended literature:

Proceedings of "European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC)". Proceedings of "European Electric Steelmaking Conference (EESC)"

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral exam with written preparation, part of the evaluation is the previous submission of the project on the chosen topic.


Other requirements

Required knowledge within the scope of the course syllabus


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Physico-chemical nature of steel production. Acid and basic steel processes. Steel production in LD converters. Converter characteristics. Batch, course of forging processes, mode of oxygen blowing. Melting slag mode. Melting mode. Static and dynamic model of melt control in LD converter. Steel production in OBM converter. Nozzles, thermal protection of nozzles, blown media. Formation and significance of slag. Comparison of OBM and LD converter. Processing of pig iron with a higher phosphorus content. Deoxidation and alloying of steel. Deoxidation of steel with synthetic slag. Vacuum carbon deoxidation of steel. Non-metallic inclusions in steel, distribution of non-metallic inclusions. Inclusion modifications. Theory of origin and stabilization of direct current and alternating electric arc combustion. Combined working characteristics of EOP. UHP, SUHP and UHCP furnaces. Melting intensification in EOP. Use of oxygen gas, oxyfuel burners. Electrode movement regulation. Static and dynamic characteristics of the controller. Importance of oxidation and reduction period of melting. Remelting technology. Thermodynamics of metallurgical processes during oxidative refining of high chromium baths. Behavior of hydrogen and nitrogen during melting in EOP. Monitoring of basic physicochemical characteristics of liquid steel. Production management automation in EOP. DC fed arc furnaces. Design and metallurgical differences from alternating EOPs. New processes in the production of electrical steel, flexible and hybrid processes. Steel production in induction furnaces. Theory of heating and melting. Design of induction furnaces. Electroslag remelting.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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2024/2025 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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