Foundry ladle

Foundry ladle

Ladles are used in foundryindustry to transfer molten metal from one location to another, generally from a melting furnace to a holding furnace. They are often used to hold metal while it is treated by degassing and/or fluxing. They are filled by tapping out a furnace or utilizing a metal transfer pump. Most transfer ladles require supporting steel shells and are lined with refractory, which can be a precast shape or cast in place. Due to extreme conditions in which the refractory is subjected, it must be resistant to thermal shock, cracks and erosion.

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Our solutions are listed on the tables below.

Area / Temperature (°C)Processing ConditionsSolution (Standard Conditions)
Side walls

Erosion
Thermal shock
Alkali attack
Alex
Back up lining:
Porosil GII
VIP 12 HS
Bottom part
Erosion
Thermal shock
Alkali attack
Alex
Back up lining:
Porosil GII
VIP 12 HS
Tube
Erosion
Thermal shock
Höganäs Cast LC 801

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Area / Temperature (°C)Processing ConditionsSolution (Standard Conditions)
Side walls

Alkali attack
Alex
Back up lining:
Viking 330
Porosil 23
VIP 12 HS
Bottom part
Alkali attack
Alex
Back up lining:
Viking 330
Porosil 23
VIP 12 HS

For more information about our refractory solutions for steel industry, please contact us.