A one-piece mold for casting an ingot weighing 290 tons was manufactured and put into operation at EMSS. The mold itself weighs 144 tons. In the field of creating a large casting mold, Energomashspetsstal PJSC is the only enterprise in Ukraine capable of producing foundry equipment of such dimensions.
“Previously, ingots of this standard size were poured into a mold consisting of two parts. The production of a one-piece mold made it possible to significantly reduce the labor intensity of the assembly of foundry equipment and exclude the formation of surface defects in the ingot, "says Alexander Pryadko, Deputy Technical Director for Metallurgical Production of PJSC EMSS, Head of TOSP.
Another technological innovation this year at EMSS was the development and implementation into production by the company's specialists of an innovative design of a tundish block for casting ingots in vacuum chambers. This development made it possible to significantly increase the stability of the casting process and prevent scrap.
For reference : a mold in metallurgy - a mold for casting metal in the form of an ingot.