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Operating systems Most iron foundries use voseco furnace bodies, identical in size, fed from a single power supply with some means of switching the power supply between the two furnaces. This raises carbon content, reduces sulphur and raises metal temperature.

Melting and casting quality Aspecfs of casfing qualify affecfed by melfing and sfeelmaking pracfice include Deoxidafion effecfs Sulphides Inclusions Gas porosify Hof fearing Deoxidation Liquid sfeel dissolves oxygen; as fhe sfeel cools, fhe dissolved oxygen combines wifh carbon in fhe sfeel forming carbon monoxide: Care must be taken not to over-inoculate grey irons, otherwise problems will arise with shrinkage porosity due to too high a nucleation level.

The cokeless cupola is particularly attractive in countries where good quality foundry coke is not available. At molten metal temperatures the SLAX granules expand and form a low density, high volume crust which mops up the slag, which can then be lifted off the metal with ease, leaving the surface clean.

Proof stress of austenitic steel products. They are used for exhaust manifolds and furbo- charger casings and are beffer able fo resisf fhermal sfress fhan grey iron casfings.

In the early days of cast iron technology, white iron was of little value, being extremely brittle and so hard that it was unmachinable.

The working hearth is then formed by ramming tarred dolomite or magnesite. Austenite is refained when iron of foesco alloy nickel and chromium confenf cools.

This means that complex shapes can be cast without shrinkage defects. Automatic pouring systems are used increasingly, but manual pouring is still the commonest method of filling moulds.

Specifications for ductile cast iron Table 6. This is nof easy fo achieve and requires a good deal of experimenfafion so fhe mefhod is generally only used by large repefifion foundries, which are able fo devofe considerable fime fo solving fhe process problems.


These alloys are exfremely brittle and have been largely superseded by tougher, alloyed whife irons.

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Such iron is unlikely to meet tensile and hardness specifications and will be difficult to machine. The mosf common dimensions for fhe wedge are illusfrafed in Eig. Next in importance to carbon, with regard to the properties of iron, is silicon.

A typical cycle is about 48 hours long Fig. T3 u 03 X This table is intended only as a guide, refer to the National Standards for details. The presence of phosphorus up fo 1.

It is important therefore to be able to calculate the opening force so that correct weighting or clamping systems can be used. The long campaign hot blast cupola is considered by many to be the most economical method of melting grey iron for foundries. The briquettes weigh between 16 and 20 g and have a density of 4.

This suggesfs fhaf a range of 0. Electrode arms above the roof supply three-phase power to the electrodes and allow each electrode to be independently raised or lowered mechanically.

This is not easy to achieve and requires a good deal of experimentation so the method is generally only used by large repetition foundries, which are able to devote considerable time to solving the process problems.

For these reasons, and others, it is only possible to predict contractions approximately, but if a patternmaker works with a particular foundry for a long period, he will gain experience with the foundry’s design of castings and with the casting methods used in the foimdry.

When fhe cupola is operafed for long enough campaigns, fhe amounf of coke used fo form fhe bed inifially can be ignored. This pressure is due to the height, or head, of metal in the sprue above the top of the mould H in Fig.

It is advisable to consult the original standards for details of the mandatory values, methods of testing etc. The charging and pouring operations generate the majority of the dust and fume emissions within the melt cycle. The mass of refracfory is much less fhan in fosdco channel furnace while fhe shape is a simple hollow cylinder.

The presence of lead in grey iron, in amounts as low as 0. This is done by comparing a polished microspecimen of fhe iron af a sfandard magnificafion of lOOx wifh a series of sfandard diagrams Fig. The long campaign hot blast cupola Hot blast cupolas were, until recently, only considered economical for foundries with large continuous requirements for molten iron.


It is important to remember that the residual magnesium in the liquid iron after treatment oxidises continuously at the metal surface, causing loss of magnesium which may affecf fhe sfrucfure of fhe graphife spheroids, moreover fhe dross formed may resulf in harmful inclusions in fhe casfings.

Reoxidation of steel during teeming is also a source of inclusions.

Foseco Ferrous Foundryman’s Handbook

Mains frequency furnaces are not effective in sizes smaller than this. In order fo keep fhe Handbook fo a reasonable size, if was nof possible fo deal wifh all fhe common casfing alloys in defail. A viscous oxide film forms on the surface of the molten metal handboo, the furnace and the ladle. An advanfage of fhe medium frequency furnace is fhaf wef charge componenfs can safely be charged info an handboook crucible, eliminafing fhe necessify of using a charge pre-drying sfage.

Wet scrubbers, bag filters and electrostatic precipitators can be used. Cold blast cupola operation The cupola is charged with: High-alumina hot-face lining may be brick, rammed fsoeco castable refractory Handbooo Cover hot-face lining may be different grade of refractory from body High-alumina hot-face lining Slag port Rammed or cast inductor-lining high alumina or MgO Furnace shell Alumina-silicate fibre moist felt next to shell Insulating blocks or bricks Joint Throat may be lined in different grade of refractory from body Figure 4.

Shop floor control of metal composition The carbon and silicon content of unalloyed cast irons can be quickly determined on the shop floor by thermal analysis. It has been estimated that in each pouring or tapping operation, 1—4 kg of oxide are produced for each tonne of steel transferred.

However, the effect of other elements must also be considered.