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POINTS TO CONSIDER IN PLANNING NEW CUPOLA INSTALLATION

Tonnage Requirements Mechanical charging Air weight control and recording Hot blast system Moisture control Water cooling for heats of 16 hours and over Slag Handling and Disposal Front slag spout for continuous tapping, lower carbons and higher temperatures Insulated mixing and desulphurizing ladle, forehearth, or duplexing furnace Cupola service platform at charging door Height of charging opening Tappers platform Cast iron block lining at charging zone Blower capacity Facilities for removing bottom drop Bottom door hoist Weighing and recording of charge materials Emission Control Equipment Roof hood Ample height of cupola legs to allow for mixing ladle, forehearth or duplexing furnace Automatic gas vents in wind box Safety Overflow Spout

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