- T-Steel – Overview
- T-Steel – The Concept
- T-Steel – Technical Data
- T-Steel – Benefits
- T-Steel – The Technology
- T-Steel – Cost Impact
T-Steel is a generic code name for premium grade special steels produced in a Central European steel plant from the mid 1970’s to 2004. The simple description of the technology for the production of the T-Type steels involves the introduction of various complex processes at certain predefined stages of the manufacturing cycle, for example at a liquid stage. These processes, which vary depending on the given steel quality required, are then able to modify the complex properties of the steel end product. As there are a very large number of parameters and variables, the end result will only be satisfactory if the special T-Type process is used.
The improvements in the characteristics of T-Steel over standard steel types are substantial, including a higher usability strength and higher yield strength, with a proven commercial history, and will provide significant economic benefits for steel plants where the technology is introduced. Measurable savings in energy requirements and emissions are also available with most T-Steel types, meaning the carbon footprint produced by the worldwide steel manufacturing industry can be decreased by implementing this technology.
The gains for steel manufacturers producing T-Type steels translate into cost effective manufacturing methods so that the price of the steel which is manufactured does not contribute towards increased manufacturing costs. In other words, better quality steel can be produced without significant levels of infrastructure investment, with additional savings achieved through a reduction in the amount of steel and raw materials required for any particular use.