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Title: Method to prevent/mitigate steam explosions in casting pits

Abstract

Steam explosions can be prevented or mitigated during a metal casting process by the placement of a perforated flooring system in the casting pit. An upward flow of compressed gas through this perforated flooring system is introduced during the casting process to produce a buffer layer between any spilled molten metal and the cooling water in the reservoir. This buffer layer provides a hydrodynamic layer which acts to prevent or mitigate steam explosions resulting from hot, molten metal being spilled into or onto the cooling water. 3 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
OSTI Identifier:
415759
Patent Number(s):
US 5,586,597/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-573,813
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; SCA: 320303; PA: EDB-97:014226; SN: 97001714595
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Dec 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FOUNDRIES; DESIGN; MOLTEN METAL-WATER REACTIONS; MITIGATION; CASTING; FLOORS

Citation Formats

Taleyarkhan, R.P. Method to prevent/mitigate steam explosions in casting pits. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Taleyarkhan, R.P. Method to prevent/mitigate steam explosions in casting pits. United States.
Taleyarkhan, R.P. Tue . "Method to prevent/mitigate steam explosions in casting pits". United States.
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abstractNote = {Steam explosions can be prevented or mitigated during a metal casting process by the placement of a perforated flooring system in the casting pit. An upward flow of compressed gas through this perforated flooring system is introduced during the casting process to produce a buffer layer between any spilled molten metal and the cooling water in the reservoir. This buffer layer provides a hydrodynamic layer which acts to prevent or mitigate steam explosions resulting from hot, molten metal being spilled into or onto the cooling water. 3 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {12}
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