13:43, 14 December 2021

Ural Steel Improving Quality of Billets for Railway Wheels

Russia's largest manufacturer of railway wheels for all types of rolling stock United Metallurgical Company OMK , a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, and Metalloinvest ,a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, has agreed that together with TsNIIchermet im. I.P. Bardin will carry out a complex of scientific research works to improve the quality of billets and railway wheels. The parties discussed this during the next meeting of the Coordination Council.

OMK is interested in meeting high requirements for the quality of its products, mastering new promising types of wheels, in particular, for high-speed and high-speed traffic. For this, it is necessary to have a guaranteed high quality of the continuously cast billet, including in terms of ensuring a uniform distribution of the content of chemical elements both over the section and along the length of the billet.

Ural Steel annually ships more than 400,000 tonnes of continuous cast round billets to the Vyksa plant of OMK within the framework of a 10-year contract signed in 2017. The plant is constantly working on the development of production technologies.

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