In a continuous casting, the required cooling parameters are extremely variable based on:
– Geometry of the product that must be cooled down
– Involved casting sector
– Thermal and metallurgical features of the product that must be cooled down.
We must always bear in mind that an atomizer can operate with a turn down ratio (“Turndown ratio” refers to the width of the operational range of a device, and is defined as the ratio of the maximum capacity to minimum capacity at which an atomizer generates a good droplet fragmentation) much wider than that of an hydraulic nozzle and, therefore, allows to cool down a wider range of products or to provide different cooling curves for the same product.
A wide range of products can satisfy the various steps of the manufacturing process of continuous casting: