Patent Number: 8,721,284

Title: Hollow-cast casting with a closure device

Abstract: A hollow-cast casting is provided, which includes at least one core opening that is caused by the production technique and which has a closure device that closes the core opening. The closure device can be inserted into the core opening axially in relation to the core opening and provides at least one surface region which, in axial projection in relation to the core opening, can be made to abut a surface region of the casting that is facing toward the casting. The surface region lies radially outside a cross-sectional area predetermined by the core opening.

Inventors: Balliel; Martin (Basserdorf, CH), Didion; Christoph (Wettingen, CH), Duda; Thomas (Wettingen, CH), Koenig; Marcel (Wettingen, CH)

Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.

International Classification: F01D 5/18 (20060101); F01D 9/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018