A Mathematical model has been developed to predict the temperature profile of the strip during water-cooling on the Run-out Table (ROT) of the Hot Strip Mill (HSM). This work describes the development and implementation of the model at Tisco’s HSM. The model has been developed using Explicit Finite Difference technique to predict the coiling temperature (CT). The model has been implemented successfully after having been validated with the actual coiling temperature (CT) for several thousand coils. A number of grades of steel with various thicknesses have been tested with this on-line model and the agreement of actual CT with the predicted ones was found very good. The on-line model is used to calculate the cooling rates at different segments of the strip that are used to obtain microstructure and mechanical properties.

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