Accession Number : AD0449372


Title :   INDUCTION HEATING PROCESS FOR MELTING TITANIUM (COLD-WALL CRUCIBLES, SEGMENTED AND NON-SEGMENTED).


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 16 May 59-22 Jan 64,


Corporate Author : REACTIVE METALS INC NILES OH


Personal Author(s) : Thomas, J G ; Bertea, O


Report Date : Jul 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Studies were initiated to test the feasibility of cold-wall induction melting for reactive metals such as titanium. Equipment designed and used to carry out experimental melting tests consisted of a 630 KVA induction regulator, capacitor bank, 450 KW 60-cycle induction coil, and standard control panel with manual and automatic controls. The induction coil (17-in. I.D., 17 in. high) was exterior to the crucible and surrounded the crucible (14-in. I.D., 36 in. high) and its stainless steel water jacket. A machined section of an ingot was used to initiate melting. Vacuum was used for the closed system during melting tests. Three types of cold-wall crucibles were investigated. The first was a four-segment copper crucible, the second a non-segmented silicon bronze crucible, and the third a two-segment copper crucible coated with BeO. Attempts to melt titanium in an induction field in a cold-wall crucible were generally unsuccessful. Of the melting attempts made, the most encouraging results were obtained using a BeO-coated two-segment crucible. All indications point to the use of a non-segmented crucible of high resistivity for successful melting. (Author)


Descriptors :   *INDUCTION HEATING , *TITANIUM , *CRUCIBLES , METALLURGY , MELTING , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , REFRACTORY COATINGS , BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS , OXIDES , COPPER , BRONZE


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