TO 23 Electric arc furnace, ladle metallurgy

Jernkontoret’s technical area 23, Electric arc furnaces, ladle metallurgy, is where collaboration takes place between companies and institutions interested in research and technical development within the areas of electric arc furnaces, ladle metallurgy processes, AOD/CLU converter processes and refractory materials.

Addition of alloying elements in a ladle furnace. 

The technical area is divided into four research blocks, with the following working areas:

The technical area is divided into four research blocks, all of which report to a technical committee comprising the chairman, the chairmen of the research blocks and Jernkontoret’s research managers. The highest decision-making body is the technical area’s general meeting, where all participating companies in the research blocks are represented. The technical committee meets 3-4 times a year at Jernkontoret or at member companies. The general meeting, on the other hand, is held every spring.

Committee Chairperson

Olle Sundqvist, AB Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken

Research Manager

Robert Vikman, Jernkontoret

Member companies

ABB AB, Västerås
BET-KER Oy, Ylivieska
Calderys Nordic AB, Köping
Carbomax AB, Västerås
Höganäs Sweden AB, Halmstad
Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta
Outokumpu Stainless Oy, Torneå
Ovako Bar AB, Smedjebacken
Ovako Sweden AB, Hofors
RHI Refractories Nord AB, Stocksund
AB Sandvik Heating Technology, Hallstahammar
AB Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken
SSAB Europe Oy, Brahestad
SSAB Europe, Luleå
SSAB Special Steels, Oxelösund
Uddeholms AB, Hagfors
Uvån Hagfors Teknologi AB, Kista
Vesuvius Scandinavia AB, Luleå

Co-opted members

Aalto University, Helsinki
Dalarna University, Borlänge
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Swerim AB, Luleå 

Purpose and general orientation

Technical area 23 is divided into four research blocks, with different working areas. The research blocks plan, implement and report research activities within the respective fields. The blocks prepare items for consideration, such as new research activities for decision in the technical area. The blocks present the research activities carried out to the technical committee. Membership of the research blocks determines participation in the technical area.

How does one become a member of the technical area?

The technical committee determines the acceptance of new members. Please contact the Research Manager of the technical area if you are interested in participating, or if you have questions on operations, membership fees etc.