James McINTOSH - Loveland OH, Mark POLE - Columbus MS,
NUCOR CORPORATION - Charlotte NC
B22D 41/08 B22D 11/10
222594000, 164417000, 164488000
A submerged entry nozzle (SEN) for use in a casting machine to conduct molten steel from a tundish to a mold may comprise a housing having an inlet capable of receiving an incoming flow of molten steel from the tundish, a distribution zone capable of delivering the molten steel to the mold; and a main body having a bore capable of conducting molten steel therethrough from said inlet to said distribution zone, said bore having sectional geometries capable of alternately compressing and decompressing the molten steel flow in flow path zones to alternately increase and decrease the steel flow velocity with at least two flow path zones capable of compressing the molten steel flow, and to deliver the molten steel from said distribution zone into the mold with flow turbulence inhibited.
James McIntosh - Loveland OH, Mark Pole - Summerville SC,
A nozzle for transferring molten steel in a thin slab continuous casting machine from the tundish to the mold which provides at least two areas of stream compression below the major changes in section required to transition from the entry diameter to the rectangular submerged portion of the nozzle.