Alumina-Graphite

Stopper Rods:

We offer ISO-statically pressed carbon bonded alumina-graphite stopper rods with enhanced composition wear bands. We also offer argon purging where necessary for the particular casting and cleanliness requirements of a shop. We have various head compositions to ensure throttling control and a clean shut-off at the end of the casting sequence, as well as a choice of designs with rigging supplied with the stopper as required.

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  1. Multiple designs for attaching the rigging.
  2. Ceramic glaze coating to prevent external oxidation. High temperature glaze coatings are available for extreme preheat conditions.
  3. Zr-based slag zone composition to ensure greater resistance to slag corrosion.
  4. High quality AL-C materials having high corrosion and thermal shock resistance.
  5. Porous plug to prevent steel from entering the stopper.
  6. Spinel head materials having exceptional resistance to slag corrosion.
  7. Mg-C head materials having good slag corrosion resistance when processing steel with Ca.
  8. High quality Zr-based materials to ensure good corrosion resistance of the head.

 

Ladle Shrouds   

ISO-statically pressed carbon bonded alumina-graphite ladle shrouds, with enhanced composition wear bands and argon channels as necessary for the particular casting and cleanliness requirements of a shop are available. Preheat is not required as the shrouds are free of thermal shock characteristics. A variety of gasket designs and materials are also available for easy disconnect between heats.

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  1. Multiple argon injection designs engineered for customer requirements.
  2. Precision steel components for protection of the ceramic body.
  3. Enhanced bowl composition for greater protection during lancing.
  4. Ceramic glaze coating to prevent external oxidation.
  5. Ceramic fiber to prevent heat loss during casting.
  6. High quality Al-C materials having high corrosion and thermal shock resistance.
  7. High quality composites to provide enhanced corrosion resistance at the slag line.
  8. Non-graphite based materials to meet the requirements of producing low carbon steel, silicon steel and high purity steel.
  9. Reverse taper and bell designs for the prevention of "blow-back" during submerged openings.

 

Alumina-Graphite SEN -SES

ISO-statically pressed carbon bonded alumina-graphite SEN (sub-entry nozzles) and SES (sub-entry shrouds) with enhanced composition wear bands, argon channels and anti-clogging inner layers as necessary for the particular casting and cleanliness requirements of a shop.

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  1. Multiple argon injection designs engineered for customer requirements.
  2. Precision steel components for protection of the ceramic body.
  3. Enhanced bowl and seat compositions for an improved seal.
  4. Ceramic glaze coating to prevent oxidation during preheat. High temperature glaze coatings available for extreme preheat conditions.
  5. Ceramic fiber to prevent heat loss during preheat and casting.
  6. 2High quality Al-C materials having high corrosion and thermal shock resistance including compositions with special antioxidants for high O2 steels.
  7. High quality composites to provide enhanced corrosion resistance at the slag line.
  8. Non-graphite based materials to meet the requirements of producing low carbon steel, silicon steel and high purity steel.
  9. Anti-clogging inner layers and Slit SEN technology.

 

Tundish Upper Nozzles

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  1. Al-C body materials having high corrosion and thermal shock resistance.
  2. Enhanced Al-C materials for the bowl structure having high corrosion resistance.
  3. Spinel compositions for the bowl structure to assure better adoption of the stopper including exceptional good resistance to slag corrosion.
  4. Mg-based compositions for the bowl structure having good corrosion resistance to slag containing Ca.
  5. Compositions to prevent Al2O3 adhesion inside the nozzle.
  6. Argon injection designs to prevent air ingress.

 

Alumina-Graphite Quick Change and Thin Slab SEN1

ISO-statically pressed carbon bonded alumina-graphite SEN (sub-entry nozzles) and SES (sub-entry shrouds) with enhanced composition wear bands, argon channels and anti-clogging inner layers as necessary for the particular casting and cleanliness requirements of a shop.

Graphic Illustration:

  1. Multiple argon injection designs engineered for customer requirements.
  2. Precision steel components for protection of the ceramic body.
  3. Enhanced bowl and seat compositions for an improved seal.
  4. Ceramic glaze coating to prevent oxidation during preheat. High temperature glaze coatings available for extreme preheat conditions.
  5. Ceramic fiber to prevent heat loss during preheat and casting.
  6. High quality Al-C materials having high corrosion and thermal shock resistance including compositions with special antioxidants for high O2 steels.
  7. High quality composites to provide enhanced corrosion resistance at the slag line.
  8. Non-graphite based materials to meet the requirements of producing low carbon steel, silicon steel and high purity steel.
  9. Anti-clogging inner layers and Slit SEN technology.
  10. Composite sliding surface materials to ensure sealing and fast change.

 

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