RUSSIAN-MADE STEEL-CASTING SYSTEMS
AND REFRACTORY PRODUCTION FACILITIES
AT THE NPP “VULKAN-TM”
V. I. Zolotukhin,
A. G. Golovko,
E. I. Gordeev,
D. A. Provotorov,
and N. A. Gordeeva
Translated from Novye Ogneupory, No. 10, pp. 13 – 17, October, 2015.
Original article submitted March 24, 2015.
This article describes the latest advances at the “Vulkan-TM” Scientific-Industrial Association in the produc
tion of steel-casting systems and equipment for the secondary treatment of steel. It covers the main stages in
the development of the company’s innovative technologies, including a discussion of the advantages and de
sign features of its state-of-the-art slide gates and equipment that protects steel from secondary oxidation. Spe
cial attention is given to the direction of its refractories business and the most recent progress in that area.
Keywords: new-generation steel-casting systems, slide gates, equipment and refractories for the secondary
treatment of steel, pinch-roller system.
The “Vulkan-TM” Scientific-Industrial Association has
been developing new-generation steel-casting systems and
refractories to meet the needs the metallurgical and foundry
industries for more than 17 years (Fig. 1).
Vulkan-TM occupies a strong position in the market for
steel-casting equipment largely because it makes innovative,
competitive products that are often unique and have been de
veloped on a scientifically sound basis. Manufacturing oper
ations at Vulkan-TM are focused mainly on the following:
– steel-casting systems for high-productivity casting;
– complementary refractory products encased in metal;
– equipment and refractories for the secondary treatment
of steel, including bottom-injection systems
– unshaped refractories.
Throughout its existence, Vulkan-TM has been charac
terized by stable growth thanks to the implementation of in
novative solutions to many of the problems encountered in
design and manufacturing (Fig. 2).
Since its inception, the company has designed and built
advanced systems for the stopperless casting of steel from la
dles with capacities ranging from 2 to 300 tons. This in
cludes the fabrication of slide gates and refractory products
Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Vol. 56, No. 5, January, 2016
1083-4877/16/05605-0456 © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York
From materials of the International Conference of Refractory
Specialists and Metallurgists (March 19 – 20, 2015, Moscow).
OOO NPP “Vulkan-TM”, Tula Russia.
Fig. 1. Products of the NPP “Vulkan-TM.”