Global Patent Index - EP 1965163 A1

EP 1965163 A1 20080903 - Method of increasing the efficiency of melting metal

Title (en)

Method of increasing the efficiency of melting metal

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Effizienzerhöhung beim Schmelzen von Metall

Title (fr)

Procédé pour augmenter l'efficacité de la fusion de métal

Publication

EP 1965163 A1 20080903 (EN)

Application

EP 08101865 A 20080222

Priority

  • US 93298407 P 20070301
  • US 71286607 A 20070301

Abstract (en)

A process for increasing the thermal radiation absorbance of objects that are to be melted or softened. An agent is applied to the object, such as an aluminum sow, and the object is placed in a furnace. The furnace exposes the object to thermal radiation, such as by blasting the sow with jets of burning gas, and the material melts. The increase in absorbance on the outer surface of the object reduces the amount of energy needed to melt or soften the material, as thermal energy is absorbed by the object more rapidly than uncoated materials.

IPC 8 full level

F27D 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

F27D 3/0025 (2013.01); F27D 3/0033 (2013.01); C22B 9/00 (2013.01); C22B 21/0084 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

[X] JP S57106466 A 19820702 - FUSO LIGHT ALLOYS CO LTD

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA MK RS

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1965163 A1 20080903

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 08101865 A 20080222