04415103 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 10 patents.

A sliding gate valve of the type in which refractory gates are sequentially disposed in operative position beneath the pour opening from a teeming vessel, such as a tundish, is effective to controllably throttle the metal flow stream from the vessel. Separate drives are employed for disposing the gates in their operative position within the valve mechanism and for positioning the gates to control the degree of throttling of the flow stream from the vessel whereby the gates can be changed without altering the throttling configuration of the valve. Additionally the valve is adapted to accommodate pour tube attachments which may be changed either in conjunction with changes of the slide gates or independently thereof. The valve mechanism and its replaceable refractory components are designed for the supply of fluids for cooling these members and for the injection of fluid reactants into the metal pouring process.

Title
Full throttle valve and method of tube and gate change
Application Number
732867
Publication Number
4415103
Application Date
January 19, 1981
Publication Date
November 15, 1983
Inventor
Patrick D King
Rantoul
IL, US
Earl P Shapland
Sarasota
FL, US
Agent
John F Carney
Assignee
USS Engineers and Consultants
PA, US
IPC
B22D 41/08
B22D 37/00
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