ACP / Aluminium Crucible Preheater

The ACP / Aluminium Crucible Preheater is a safe and efficient system using an electrical heater to preheat metal crucibles (or ladles) and/or bake their refractory linings

How It Works

Metal and bath crucibles (or ladles) are regularly cleaned, repaired or rebuilt with a new refractory lining before they are returned to service. Whatever the reason for maintenance, it is important that the lining of those crucibles be safely dried and preheated. 

STAS has developed several types of preheating systems, either electrical or with gas, in order to meet the specific requests of its customers.  The ACP / Aluminium Crucible Preheater totally controls the whole heating cycle, which ensures more uniform heating distribution before the first time molten metal is poured, hence a considerable reduction in energy costs.

“The Proven Technology to Preheat and Dry
Bath and Metal Crucibles”

Key features

Productivity Improvement 

  •  Better temperature control; no cold spots.
  •  Fully automatic operation of the system.

  • Cost Improvement 

  • Reduced energy costs.

  •  Low operating, maintenance and capital costs.

  •  The operator is not required during the preheating step

Safe Operating Environment

  • The operator is away from any source of danger

  •  Noise level (for gas system) are below 85 dBA