Yield and Quality Improvements for Semi-Continuously Cast Copper Alloys

  1. Dipl.-Ing. K. Ehrke Chairman2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. W. Schneider3
  1. Carl-Michaël Raihle

Published Online: 21 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607331.ch13

Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting

How to Cite

Raihle, C.-M. (2000) Yield and Quality Improvements for Semi-Continuously Cast Copper Alloys, in Continuous Casting (eds K. Ehrke and W. Schneider), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607331.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    ALUMINIUM Essen GmbH, Sulterkamp 71, D-45356 Essen, Germany

  2. 3

    VAW Aluminium AG, Forschung und Entwicklung, Georg-von-Boeselager-Str. 25, D-53117 Bonn, Germany

Author Information

  1. Outokumpu Process Automation, Västerås, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302833

Online ISBN: 9783527607334



  • continuous casting;
  • semi-continuously cast copper alloys;
  • yield;
  • quality improvement


During the last 25 years a lot of work has been done to improve inner quality and yield in continuous and semi-continuous casting. One of the methods proposed to accomplish this is high water cooling at the end of the liquid pool, so called Thermal Soft Reduction (TSR).

This paper will discuss how to use TSR in order to improve quality and yield for semicontinuous casting of copper alloys.