Transfer Launders/Troughs

Launders or troughs are used to transfer molten metal from pot room crucibles to over-the-road ladles, holding or casting furnaces, and to ingot moulds.

  • These launders are often not normally pre-heated and are therefore subject to high thermal shock.
  • High flow rates result in high wear.

Refraco designs and fabricates pre-cast transfer launder tiles with high thermal shock and high wear resistances. References include:

  • Furnace charging launder, > 70,000 tonnes of molten aluminum
  • Furnace charging launder, > 4 years service life
  • Pot Room Crucible to Over-the-Road Ladle transfer launder, > 100,000 tonnes
  • Melting furnace tap out troughs.

For more information about Refraco's products, get access to our specification sheets from the Member Zone.