Water cooled mould from continuous casting machine producing universal beam blanks, c. 1970

Made:
1965-1975

Water cooled mould from continuous casting machine producing universal beam blanks, c. 1970

In continuous casting, liquid metal is poured into a vertical mould, open at top and bottom, and solid metal is withdrawn at the bottom, the mould being water cooled. Continuous casting was invented by Bessemer but was taken up seriously only recently.

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Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
1971-444
type:
universal beams
credit:
British Steel Corporation
status:
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