Continuous Casting

Process of continuous casting

In the continuous casting process, pictured below, molten steel flows from a ladle, through a tundish into the mold. It should be protected from exposure to air by a slag cover over each vessel and by ceramic nozzles between vessels. Once in the mold, the molten steel freezes against the water-cooled copper mold walls to form a solid shell. This shell contains the liquid as the shell is withdrawn continuously from the bottom of the mold.

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