McGill and Dofasco combine to improve batch anneal potential

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 838, 1982

D.S. HARRIES Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, R.I.L. GUTHRIE McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

The use and development of scientific disciplines involved in heat transfer technology, related in general to steel masses and in particular to batch annealing, is demonstrated.The measurable benefits of cooperation are tabled; on industry's side, this includes a 10 to 20 per cent decrease in annealing time, and a corresponding higher productivity potential. The returned benefits to the academic engineer include the development and refinement of new computer algorithms related to heat transfer mechanisms.
Keywords: Technology, Batch annealing, Dofasco, McGill University, Heat transfer, Steel.