High thermal efficiency crucibles designed to minimize energy consumption in aluminium melting and holding furnaces.
Benefits The thermal performance of the crucible has a significant impact on foundry costs and can lead to a considerable energy cost saving and related reduction in CO2 emissions.
This is particularly true of aluminium melting and holding furnace applications where the energy consumed over the lifetime of the crucible represents a cost that is many times that of the original purchase price of that crucible.
ENERTEK crucibles have been formulated and manufactured to offer the most thermally efficient crucibles for melting and holding molten aluminium.
ENERTEK crucibles can be applied to all standard designs of aluminium melting and holding furnaces but are particularly effective in electrically heated furnaces. To achieve the maximum benefit from ENERTEK crucibles, they should be installed and operated in accordance with the published Foseco use and care guidelines.
The formulation and manufacturing process for ENERTEK crucibles have been selected to give maximum thermal efficiency. The external protective glazes have been chosen to work effectively at the lower temperature typically found in aluminium holding furnace applications thereby maintaining typical crucible life.