Patent Number: 8,820,250

Title: Furnace chute

Abstract: A moving distribution furnace chute for use with a furnace has a tube (3) for distribution of material, the tube having a longitudinal axis, an open inlet end (8) and an open outlet end (9). The tube further has a plurality of vanes (14) mounted on an inner surface of the tube, the vanes having a length extending in a direction having a component along the axis (15) and a breadth extending in a direction having a component radially inwards towards the axis.

Inventors: Craig; Ian Mervyn (Stockton-on-Tees, GB), Fletcher; Jeremy (Stockton-on-Tees, GB), Kaps; Gareth (Darlington, GB), Millington; Neil (Stockton-on-Tees, GB)

Assignee: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies Ltd.

International Classification: F23K 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018