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In recent years, there has been a growing request in the Foundry Industry to develop larger and more powerful Crucible Induction Furnaces for Iron and Steel alloys. Production demands and the need to optimize electrical costs have driven many Foundries and Steel Mills to invest in Induction Melting furnaces, not only larger, but also faster and more flexible. These technological advances in Induction Furnaces are a challenge for the main Engineering and Manufacturers of these furnaces, and also represent, for suppliers of refractory products, a greater demand, in Research and Development, to provide innovative advances, and new alternatives. , both in acidic and neutral products, as well as to develop more efficient Assembly Systems for these applications. Larger and more powerful installations also force users to retrain and continue training. And all this, subject to the increasingly demanding Quality Assurance Standards, which, specifically and globally, are imposed for this activity.
We could say therefore, looking towards the future, that there are reasons, not only Functional and Economic, but also Safety and Hygiene, that will force us to take new steps forward, in relation to Refractory Products for these Facilities. Each of these reasons will in turn require a more or less periodic analysis of the three most important influencing factors, Product, Assembly and Process.