Today’s melt shop is under increasing pressure to improve productivity, temperature control, metal cleanliness. A broad range of monolithic and precast products are available and Foseco personnel are on hand to offer advice on product selection, maintenance and design.
KALTEK Insulating Ladle Lining Systems
KALTEK insulating lining materials provide superior performance with respect to heat loss, energy usage, and metal quality in metal transfer vessels.
KALTEK insulating ladle linings are available in a variety of forms to meet individual customer requirements:
- Preformed Boards Systems
- Preformed One-Piece Linings
- Castable Powders
- Ladle Lids
- Reduced casting defects
- Increased productivity
- Improved Metallurgical Process Consistency
- Reduced labor
- Lower energy consumption
- Cold start capability
Conventional Dense Ladle Linings
Primary lining materials:
- CRITERION low cement castables
- DURAFLO self-flow castables
Ancillary and repair materials:
- BLU-RAM, X-9 phosphate bonded plastics
Coreless Induction Furnace
- KELLUNDITE alumina based, spinel-forming, dry vibratable linings
Capping and spout materials:
- KELLUNDITE dry vibratable capping material
- BLU-RAM HS granular phosphate bonded plastics
Patching and repair:
- X-9 Plaster fine-grained phosphate bonded patching material
- 90 RAM PC phosphate bonded soft plastic material
Stoppers and Nozzles
Control of the molten metal stream is of paramount importance when using bottom pour ladles. Foseco offers a variety of stoppers and nozzles for steel foundries in a range of materials to suit all applications.
VISO isostatically pressed carbon bonded alumina graphite monoblock stoppers are the ideal choice for small to medium sized bottom pour steel foundry ladle applications. ROTOLOK stoppers offer the steel founder a reliable single use refractory component designed to operate even with the most aggressive steel grades. ROTOLOK offers excellent thermal shock resistance and are ideal for very large steel ladles.
VAPEX ceramic / carbon bonded alumina graphite nozzles are available in standard taper and reverse taper designs and are ideally suited for steel foundry applications.
VAPEX cross bore nozzles produce a smooth, concentrated pouring stream and offer significant benefits over conventional designs.
VISO / VAPEX MULTI-LIFE Nozzles: Normally a steel foundry nozzle is a One-Shot product. As the market demands improvements, the new zoned nozzle for multiple usage has been invented. The nozzle can be used as often as the VISO stopper which leads to a safer work environment, less stock and higher productivity.