Global Patent Index - EP 1021571 A1

EP 1021571 A1 2000-07-26 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE SECONDARY REFINEMENT OF METALS

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE SECONDARY REFINEMENT OF METALS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR SEKUNDÄRMETALLURGISCHEN BEHANDLUNG VON METALLEN

Title (fr)

AFFINAGE SECONDAIRE DE METAUX ET APPAREIL A CET EFFET

Publication

EP 1021571 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99929649 A

Priority

  • IB 9901334 W
  • ZA 9807125 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0008216A1] Apparatus for use in the secondary refinement of a metal, particularly steel, is disclosed, which includes an elongated vessel (10) of which the length to width ratio is greater than 2, the vessel (10) being provided with at least one channel type inductor (13) adapted for heating the vessel (10), and the vessel (10) being adapted in operation to be located with its long side substantially horizontally disposed. The invention also includes a method of refining a metal such as steel, using the aforesaid apparatus.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C21C 7/00; F27B 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B22D 1/00 (2006.01); C21C 7/00 (2006.01); C21C 7/04 (2006.01); C21C 7/072 (2006.01); C21C 7/076 (2006.01); C22B 9/00 (2006.01); F27B 14/06 (2006.01); F27D 3/18 (2006.01); F27D 27/00 (2010.01); F27D 3/14 (2006.01); F27D 3/15 (2006.01); F27D 3/16 (2006.01); F27D 7/02 (2006.01); F27D 99/00 (2010.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F27D 27/00 (2013.01); B22D 1/005 (2013.01); C21C 7/00 (2013.01); C22B 9/003 (2013.01); F27B 14/065 (2013.01); F27D 3/18 (2013.01); F27D 3/14 (2013.01); F27D 3/1563 (2013.01); F27D 7/02 (2013.01); F27D 2003/161 (2013.01); F27D 2099/0021 (2013.01); F27D 2099/0031 (2013.01); Y02P 10/253 (2015.11)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0008216A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0008216 A1 20000217; AU 4642699 A 20000228; BG 104298 A 20000831; BR 9906673 A 20000829; CA 2305741 A1 20000217; CN 1274390 A 20001122; EP 1021571 A1 20000726; JP 2002522634 A 20020723; PL 339670 A1 20010102; SK 5082000 A3 20001009; TR 200000919 T1 20001121; TW 446753 B 20010721

INPADOC legal status


2002-08-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020201

2000-07-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000324

2000-07-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-07-26 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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