Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting

After secondary steelmaking, the molten steel is usually continuously cast via a tundish into a water-cooled copper mold causing a thin shell to solidify. This ‘strand’ is then withdrawn through a set of guiding rolls and further cooled by spraying with a fine water mist. The solidified shell continues to thicken until the strand is fully solidified.

Finally, the strand is cut into desired lengths and these are either discharged to a storage area or to the hot rolling mill. A wide range of strand dimensions can be cast depending on final application: ‘slabs’ for flat products such as plate and strip, ‘blooms’ for sections such as beams, and ‘billets’ for long products such as wire

Continuous Casting

Flow Control Refractories

Ladle Shroud, Long Stopper, Tundish Nozzle, Submerged Entry Nozzle, Submerged Entry Shroud

Slide Gate Plates

Ladle Slide Gate Plates, Ladle Collector Nozzle, Tundish Slide Gate Plates