Continuous casting of steel ingots

The casting of steel is usually done in continuous vertical machines, which are also used in this complex. In this method, the molten metal is continuously poured from the end at a constant speed and weight into the mold; The mold used is copper and has a water circulation system. The cooling of the melt causes it to turn into a solid state and take shape along with the vertical movement of the melt. The oscillating movement of the mold prevents the melt from sticking to it. Then the casting product is removed from the mold and is sprayed on the casting surface and cooled in the secondary cooling zone, which is a mixture of water and air. Finally, the produced ingot is cut into different lengths as needed.