Effects of lubrication in ferrite rolling of interstitial free steel
Ferrite rolling of interstitial free steel strip in the temperature range 650-850°C can effectively reduce furnace costs and scale formation as a result of lower strip reheating temperatures. Different lubrication conditions of lubricating oil, solid lubricant and dry condition were used during ferrite rolling tests of thin interstitial free steel strip on a 2-high Hille 100 experimental rolling mill. Different rolling speed, rolling temperature and reductions were applied to the rolling process. The rolling force and roll roughness were affected by the lubrication conditions and rolling parameters. Solid lubricant indicated an improved performance in terms of the roll roughness, as well as the oxidation property of the strip surface during ferrite rolling.