In the process of continuous casting copper rod, acetylene soot or graphite is applied to the caster wheel or belts as a release agent and insulator, optimizing heat transfer. The amount of soot or graphite that remains in the water is critical to the process and relates directly to line speed, component life, and product quality. This presentation provides information on a system using proprietary clay chemistry to manage the amount of soot or graphite in the caster water.
Hall: Room A403
Track: GCCF Lubrication and Testing Track