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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
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ASM International
Volume
1A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-179-5
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Trace (Minor) Elements in Cast Irons

By
Robert Voigt
Robert Voigt
Pennsylvania State University
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Published:
2017
Page range:
177 - 181
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

During the melting and solidification of cast irons, certain trace (minor) elements may unintentionally accumulate to an extent that they have a detrimental effect on the microstructure of castings. This article discusses the residual elements, trace elements, and tramp elements in cast irons. Elements that influence the matrix structure of cast irons are commonly classified as ferrite-promoting elements or pearlite-promoting elements. The article describes the effects of minor elements on microstructure and properties of cast irons. It discusses the use of a combination of tools to control the effects of minor elements on the structure and properties of cast irons. The article concludes with information on allowable levels of trace and tramp elements in cast irons.

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Robert Voigt, 2017. "Trace (Minor) Elements in Cast Irons", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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