Patent Number: 6,165,409

Title: Molten steel transfer element and its manufacturing

Abstract: The invention concerns a transfer element for transferring molten steel between an upstream container such as a tundish and a downstream vessel such as a continuous casting mold. this element is comprised of a body (4) that delimits a steel entrance zone, a channel (6) and a steel exit zone (9). It has at least one divider (16) in its exit zone (9) for dividing the steel flux into at least two jets. The divider is comprised of two parts of complementary form (19) solid with the body (4), located opposite each other and separated by an interstice (18).

Inventors: Dubois; Pascal (Feignes, FR), Hanse; Eric (Dour, BE)

Assignee: Vesuvius Crucible Company

International Classification: B22D 41/50 (20060101); B22D 011/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017