OPINIONS ON THE PRESENT DEVELOPMENT OF WIDE HOT STRIP MILL IN MED AND MINI STEEL WORKS IN CHINA
Li Tianqi (Wuhan Iron & Steel Design & Research Institute)
Facing the situation that some med and mini steel works intend to build up wide hot strip mills, the author approaches and analysized this subject from two aspects: 1) the condition of supply and demand of strips and 2) choice of wide hot strip mills. Based on the actual variety propor(?)ion of rolled steel products consumed during 1981-1985 and its estimated figures for 1995-2000, the existing wide strip mills and the future projects of wide strip mills in major steel works in China, some in combination with the present development of four types of wide hot steips mills with middle or small capacity(Steckel mill, hot strip reversing compact mill, thin slab continuous caster/hot strip finishing mill and planetary mill) at home and abroad, opinions on the present development of wide hot strip mills in med and mini steel works in China are stated for discussion.