GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ON DESIGN FEATURES FOR TITANIUM AND ZIRCONIUM PRODUCTION-MELTING FURNACES
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An outline is presented of recommendations on design features for Ti- and Zr-melting furnacs. Special emphasis was placed on safety features. A standby cooling water system with instrumentation to indicate its serviceable condition was a principal requiremet. Positive protection of personel by a vault-type design was recommended with mechanical clamping of the furnace assembly and components, and a pressure relief device. Vacuum pumps should be vented outside the building to prevent accumulation of the hydrogen. Safety features for the crucible or molds are enumerated as well as automatic devices for sensing the lack of water discharge and for cut off of electric power to the arc. A number of warning devices and instruments for visual observation or recording critical operating parameters are included.
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