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Oxide scale formation and flexible descaling during steel processing

23. November 2017 - 23. November 2017

HiPerScale Seminar

Scale formation during hot rolling cannot be avoided completely. For steel grades which are difficult to descale or prone to decarburisation – processed from both conventional (long, flat) and compact strip hot rolling lines, poor primary descalability or remnant residual scale lead to surface defects and poor as rolled surface quality. Strategies to optimise the reheating process, to condition scale formation and to improve the descaling process were developed during the last years. The seminar gives an overview on primary scale formation mechanisms and the inter-relations with the process conditions, examples on scale condi-tioning and an overview on the latest developments for improved descaling based on selected practical research results. Innovative companies from steel industry will give an insight into their latest approaches.

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Cooperation partner

The seminar is organised as an activity within the project project “HiPerScale” (High performance hot rolling process through steel grade-dependent influencing of the scale formation and flexible descaling control)

The project is sponsored by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).

The project group consists of:

  • VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, Germany
  • Arcelor Mittal Ruhrort, Germany
  • Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Centre Research Métallurgique, Belgium
  • Centre Sviluppo Materiali, Italy
  • Emuref, Belgium
  • Sidenor Investigación y Desarrollo S.A., Spain
  • Swerea MEFOS, Sweden
  • Tata Steel, UK
  • thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Germany


The seminar is organised as a workshop activity within the project “HiPerScale” (High performance hot rolling process through steel grade-dependent influencing of the scale formation and flexible descaling control). This is a project sponsored by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS; Project No. RFCS-CT-2014-00010). The aim of this project is to develop an integrated, energy efficient and flexible approach to improve oxidation, decarburization and overall descalability as well as the surface quality for difficult to descale steel grades. The project was started the 1st of July 2014 and ends in 2017. By this seminar the European steel plants will be informed about the activities and selected practical results in the HiPerScale project.

Registration Fee

EUR 290 € including lunch and beverages
EUR 250 €* including lunch and beverages

*for staff of the HiPerScale project or employees of member companies and individual members of the Steel Institute VDEh.

A cancellation from the seminar is possible until 2 weeks prior to the start. Then, 25% of the seminar fee must be paid. The total registration amount will be charged for no show or cancellation from the first day of the event.


Stahlinstitut VDEh
Sohnstr. 65
40237 Düsseldorf


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Bild: © thyssenkrupp steel Europe ag / VdeH Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH