124. Duplex Process: Crucible Furnace — Salt-Heated Furnace is an Effective Process of Making Magnesium Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. I.A. Barannik and
  2. I.M. Komelin

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch124

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Barannik, I.A. and Komelin, I.M. (2003) Duplex Process: Crucible Furnace — Salt-Heated Furnace is an Effective Process of Making Magnesium Alloys, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch124

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Titanium Institute, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • duplex process;
  • magnesium alloys;
  • alloy crucible furnace (ACF);
  • salt-heated furnace (CRF)

Summary

The most commonly used method of magnesium alloy production is melting and refining in shaft crucible gas or electric furnaces [1]. Methods of magnesium alloys production using two crucible furnaces are applied in patents [2, 3] and in patent [3] the authors propose to prepare and refine an alloy directly in a salt-heated furnace adding liquid alloy of special composition prepared in a crucible furnace.

We have suggested and commercially tested a new process of making magnesium alloys from crude magnesium by means of duplex process using furnaces of two types at one time: an alloy crucible furnace (ACF) and a salt-heated furnace (CRF) [4].