How to Melt Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has a lot of applications in people’s everyday lives. The uses of this metal are practically limitless, especially since they may be disposed of only to be reused once again after recycling. If you are in an industry that requires stainless steel, you may need to melt this metal for your own purposes. However, while you may have a melting facility in charge of the melting process, you should to understand how it carries out this procedure.

The melting procedure begins with a series of steps that overlap one another.

    • Charging the Furnace


The furnace will be charged vibratory conveyor. During the meltdown process, lime can be used to neutralize the silica that forms during the process. However, there is no perfect ingredient for a charge that is perfect. Depending on the amount of stainless steel that needs to be melted, an accurate amount of charge will be needed to accomplish the melting process. Then, the charges will be set ablaze according to the load of metal that is about to be melted.

    • Melting Stainless Steel

To continue with the procedure, the stainless steel is then placed in the induction furnace. Considering that the electro magnet induction furnace charges the metal while melting, a stirring action initiates within the molten metal. The stirring furthermore causes the melted metal to rise upwards and gather in the center.

The extent and degree of the stirring action is influenced by the frequency and power along with the shape and size of the coil. However, keep in mind that extensive stirring can cause gas pickups and the oxidization of the stainless steel, causing it to lose its properties.