Use of SO2 as Protection Gas in Magnesium Diecasting

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Walter Schubert1 and
  2. Haavard Gjestland2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch118

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Schubert, W. and Gjestland, H. (2006) Use of SO2 as Protection Gas in Magnesium Diecasting, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch118

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    LM LeichtMetall-Systemtechnik GmbH, Fellbach, Germany

  2. 2

    Hydro Magnesium, Porsgrunn, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • SO2 as protection gas;
  • magnesium diecasting

Summary

Different gases possess the properties to protect the magnesium from oxidation. This is reported in an American Patent from 1934 mentioning SF6, BF3 and SO2. Of these, SO2 was the first to be used industrially.