|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology
||In-line Salt Fluxing Process with an FFDTM Industrial Experience with a Box-Type Degasser
||Florent Gougerot, Bruno Maltais, Etienne Tremblay
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Since the development of the Flux Feeder for Degasser (FFD<SUP>TM</SUP>) in the early 2000s, many units have been installed on ACDs to eliminate chlorine gas, which is hazardous in terms of HSE. This proven technology has been completely tested on ACD degassers and is indeed the best alternative to the use of chlorine gas. The FFD is now used on almost all the wrought alloy families such as 1xxx until 8xxx, including the can body and can end alloys.
Being able to retrofit all box type degassers on the market is extremely important if we consider the number of units already in operation, especially since most customers are seeking an alternative to the use of chlorine. This paper presents recent results and comparisons between chlorine gas and salt injection in terms of alkali, hydrogen and inclusion contaminants when the FFD is adapted to a “box degasser” type.
||Planned: Light Metals