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A Design Study in Centrifugal Steel Castings - Accumulator Cylinder                                  

Casting Orientation

Centrifugal castings are produced in either a vertical or horizontal casting orientation.

  • Vertical centrifugal casting is more suitable for cylinders with a ring geometry (diameter-to- length ratio [aspect ratio] >1)
    Vertical machines are often mounted in a concrete pit below ground.

  • Horizontal centrifugal casting is more suitable for tube geometries (diameter-to-length ratio [aspect ratio]  <1).  
    The horizontal machines are commonly mounted at floor level.  

Choose which orientation is best for casting the accumulator cylinder (16" diameter and 30" long) -- Vertical or Horizontal


Select an orientation


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Last Modified:March, 2004 by STG

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