Castings: Charge Calculation for Cast Irons

Charge Calculation for Cast Irons provides learners with the knowledge to more fully understand the materials, processes, and calculation steps involved in cast iron melting. Using THORS’ highly visual and interactive Lightning Learning format, this course succinctly summarizes a variety of steps in charge calculation procedures that are sometimes difficult to grasp. Charge material, melting furnaces, and chemistry analysis methods are just a few of the topics covered in this course. In addition, an example of a charge calculation is presented in a step-by-step manner to facilitate learning and comprehension.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the primary charge materials used for iron castings.
  • Recognize the factors that contribute to pick-ups and losses in cast iron.
  • Be able to differentiate the various methods of taking chemistry samples.
Course Length: 0.75 HRS

Table of Contents


Calculations Factors

  • Melting Furnaces
  • Cold Melting
  • Heel Melting
  • Chemistry Analysis
  • Cumulative Learning

What is Cast Iron?

Charge Material

  • Charge Makeup
  • Pig Iron
  • Steel Scrap
  • Foundry Returns
  • Alloying Elements
  • Carbon Raisers
  • Cumulative Learning

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