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Title: Device for controlling the pouring of molten materials

Abstract

A device is described for controlling the pouring of a molten material from a crucible or other container. The device includes an annular retainer ring for mounting in the drain opening in the bottom of a conventional crucible, the retainer ring defining a opening there through. The device also includes a plug member having an annular forward end portion for force-fit reception in the opening of the retainer ring to selectively seal the opening and for being selectively forced through the opening. The plug member has a rear end portion for being positioned within the crucible, the rear end portion including stop means for prohibiting the rear end portion from passing through the opening in the retainer ring when the forward end portion is selectively forced through the opening. The plug member defines at least one, and preferably a plurality of flutes, each extending from a point rearward the annular forward end portion of the plug member, and forward the stop means, to a point rearward of the stop means. The flutes permit fluid communication between the interior and exterior of the crucible when the forward end portion of the plug member is forced through the opening in the retainingmore » ring such that the molten material is allowed to flow from the crucible. 5 figures.« less

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5162320
Patent Number(s):
5286009 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-934404
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN () PTO; EDB-94-064007
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 24 Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CRUCIBLES; UNLOADING; LIQUID METALS; MATERIALS HANDLING; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; OPERATION; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; METALS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Moore, A.F., and Duncan, A.L. Device for controlling the pouring of molten materials. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Moore, A.F., & Duncan, A.L. Device for controlling the pouring of molten materials. United States.
Moore, A.F., and Duncan, A.L. Tue . "Device for controlling the pouring of molten materials". United States.
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title = {Device for controlling the pouring of molten materials},
author = {Moore, A.F. and Duncan, A.L.},
abstractNote = {A device is described for controlling the pouring of a molten material from a crucible or other container. The device includes an annular retainer ring for mounting in the drain opening in the bottom of a conventional crucible, the retainer ring defining a opening there through. The device also includes a plug member having an annular forward end portion for force-fit reception in the opening of the retainer ring to selectively seal the opening and for being selectively forced through the opening. The plug member has a rear end portion for being positioned within the crucible, the rear end portion including stop means for prohibiting the rear end portion from passing through the opening in the retainer ring when the forward end portion is selectively forced through the opening. The plug member defines at least one, and preferably a plurality of flutes, each extending from a point rearward the annular forward end portion of the plug member, and forward the stop means, to a point rearward of the stop means. The flutes permit fluid communication between the interior and exterior of the crucible when the forward end portion of the plug member is forced through the opening in the retaining ring such that the molten material is allowed to flow from the crucible. 5 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {2}
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