In this study, failure analysis of rocker liners used for charging system of Blast Furnace was carried out. The failed rocker liner samples shows non-uniform distribution of carbides, resulted in variation of hardness as well as wear properties. After proper heat-treatment and chemistry modification, the Rocker Liner obtained high hardness (with uniformity) due to proper distribution of carbide phases in the tempered martensitic matrix. Thus proper heat treatment is needed to achieve optimum property with changing the material composition to deal with this stringent working condition. Rocker liner with modified microstructure was trailed in the Blast Furnace and it has given a life of around 20-22 months life.
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