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Document ID (ISN)31989
CIS number 79-1226
ISBN(s) 0-11-883226-3
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Joint Standing Committee on Health, Safety and Welfare in Foundries, Health and Safety Executive, London.
Title Safety during semicontinuous and continuous casting of copper and copper-based alloys.
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1979. 20p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: ú0.80.
Abstract Fifth report (for the 1st to the 4th reports see CIS 72-2042, 77-220, 78-1213 and 79-330) of the Subcommittee on Molten Metal and Water Hazards (formerly the Subcommittee on Continuous Casting and High-Speed Melting), summarising 12 years' work of the subcommittee investigating the cause and prevention of explosions that result from the inadvertent mixing of molten metal and cooling water, following reports of catastrophic explosions wrecking entire plants in the USA. The reports is divided into sections covering the following aspects: processes and equipment (open-topped moulds and submerged dies); melting and holding procedures; plant preparation; operating procedures; coolant supply and its systems; automatic warning and control; emergency services. Appendices: data and safety criteria from pilot-scale experiments on copper.
Descriptors (primary) continuous casting; casting of metals; explosion prevention; molten materials handling; copper
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; safe working methods; explosions; copper alloys
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Copper and compounds
Inorganic substances