Degassing Refining of Aluminum and Modification Treatment

During casting, the molten metal contains a large amount of gas and solidifies, forming round holes with smooth inner surfaces, that is, pores in the ingot. The main reasons are: the raw materials used are damp, and the stove and tools are not completely dried. The smelting temperature is high, the coverage is poor, the residence time at high temperature is long, and the melt absorbs a lot of gas. If the degassing refining of aluminum is not complete and the gas fails to escape from the melt during the crystallization process, pores are formed. After pressure processing, the pores can cause defects such as skin blisters in the processed products, and the various properties of the metal are drastically reduced. Therefore, some important alloy products must be controlled during production inspection. If the defect is small and scattered, it is easy to be confused with inclusions and looseness after the macroscopic inspection of diffuse erosion.

Degassing Refining of Aluminum

The purification and modification treatment of aluminum alloy melt is the same as that of conventional aluminum alloy, that is, slag removal, inclusion removal, hydrogen removal treatment and Sr modification treatment are carried out. The hydrogen content of the melt after the degassing refining of aluminum should be less than 0.2mL/100g aluminum. The maximum temperature of the melt during smelting is 800℃, preferably not more than 780℃.

After reaching a certain temperature, the aluminum melt is transferred to the ladle for modification and purification treatment, Al-Sr modifier is added for modification treatment, and a grain refiner is added to refine the grain. Degassing with Ar gas and N2 gas, the principle is that gas and N2 gas pass through the rotating graphite tube and porous graphite rotor to form many small bubbles. The gas in the melt enters the bubbles (balance principle) and floats up together with insoluble impurities, and makes the deterioration uniform. Perform chemical analysis and gas content analysis on the degassed aluminum melt.

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