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Select the briquetter model number. The briquetter model number will reflect hourly throughput in aluminum, x2 for steel/cast iron, and x3 for copper/brass. Select your hours and days of operation, and lastly your increase in briquetted material value.
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With less surface area, briquettes minimize oxidation and formation of slag. With at least 90 percent of the briquette submerged in the melt bath, material doesn't have a chance to become slag. This typically produces yields between 94-96 percent, as opposed to only 45-80 percent for clean, dry turnings
Briquettes are drier than chips from a chip wringer. Even when wringer chips are compacted, liquid can still be pressed from the chips. With less liquid from a briquetter, melters get more value.
Briquettes are easier to handle and handling losses are decreased. This applies to transporting scrap to the furnace, as well as scrap inside a furnace. It is easier to pick up blocks than chips. And, because chips are light, they can usually be pulled to the bag house rather than into the melt bath.