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tundish

[tuhn-dish] /ˈtʌnˌdɪʃ/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
(in a vacuum induction furnace) a trough through which molten metal flows under vacuum to a mold chamber.
2.
Also called pouring box, pouring basket, pouring basin. a refractory-lined vessel having holes for distributing metal being teemed into ingot molds.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see tun, dish
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  • The molten steel is tapped into a preheated ladle and transferred to the tundish at the billet caster.
  • The pouring tundish may be enveloped with a reducing gas to minimize oxidation of the steel.
  • If the tundish becomes the bottleneck, it should be investigated to determine if its size could be increased.

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