Dolomite in Iron & Steel Industry
In iron and steel industry, the main uses of dolomite are
- As a fluxing material
- For protection of refractory lining, and
- As a refractory raw material.
Dolomite in iron and steel industry is normally used in three forms. These are
- Raw dolomite which is also the natural form of dolomite,
- Calcined dolomite, and
- Sintered dolomite.
When dolomite is used as a fluxing material then it is used as either raw dolomite or calcined dolomite. When dolomite is used for the protection of refractories, it is used in calcined form and when dolomite is being used as a refractory raw material, it is used in the form of sintered dolomite.