Workshop on



Melting & Casting of Copper
and Copper Alloys





New Delhi

28th August, 2018





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"Saving of material and energy are the two important factors to be considered during melting and casting, which adds to the profitability", said Mr. L. Pugazhenthy, Executive Director, India Lead Zinc Development Association, during his opening address at the Workshop on "Melting and Casting of Copper & Copper Alloys" organized by Indian Copper Development Centre (ICDC) in Delhi on 28th August, 2018. He also added how the melting units of non-ferrous metals are switching from oil & coal fired furnaces to electrically heated furnaces in order to produce melt of better and better quality. Prior to his address, Dr. D. De Sarkar, Chief Executive Officer, Indian Copper Development Centre, welcomed the participants. For those participants who were not familiar to ICDC's status and activities, Dr. De Sarkar elaborated the roles played by the Centre for the benefit of copper & copper alloy industry for the last 52 years. The opening session concluded with the Vote of Thanks proposed by Mr. I. Mukherjee, Metallurgist, Indian Copper Development Centre.


After the opening session Mr. D. K. Jain, Managing Director, Agrawal Metal Works Pvt. Ltd., President of Indian Non-Ferrous Metals Manufacturers Association & Board Member of ICDC, delivered his keynote address. He emphasized on the importance of proper raw material selection and adoption of latest technology for getting the best yield with consistent quality. He added that the best practice of pollution control should be followed to protect our environment.


The opening session was followed two Technical Sessions where eight papers were presented. Each technical session was followed by extremely lively interaction sessions when the authors answered the various queries raised by the audience. The technical sessions were chaired by Mr. L. Pugazhenthy and Mr. R. K. Sharma, Former General Manager, Ordnance Factory, Ambernath.


Mr. L. Pugazhenthy delivering his address during the Opening Session

A view of the audience


Another view of the audience

Mr. D. K. Jain delivering his Keynote Address


Interactive Session I


Interactive Session II


Interactive Session in progress


The following papers were presented during the technical session :

·           Refractory Products and Common Lining Problems for Copper Melting / Holding Channel Furnace

by Bhuwan Vaishishtha, Allied Refractory Products India Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabadi


·           Crucible for Induction Furnaces

by Ramdas Chitalkar, Morganite Crucible India Ltd., Aurangabad


·           Water Cooled Moulds for Casting of Billets and Slabs of Copper, Brass and Cupro Nickel

by Hardeep Singh, Jagtar Singh & Sons Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi


·           Utility of Optical Emission Spectrometer in Metal Industry

by N. R. Shenoy & Kush Malik, Raman Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·           Horizontal Continuous Casting Equipments for Single Strip Caster

by R. H. Pachauri, Vem Industrial Control, Mathura


·          VIVA CASTERS for Vertical Upward and Horizontal Continuous Casting of Copper and Copper Alloys

by Harinder Singh, Kuldeep Engineering Works, New Delhi

·           Process Control During Melting and Casting to Improve Quality and Yield

by Dr. D. De Sarkar & Indrajit Mukherjee, Indian Copper Development Centre, Kolkata



This one day workshop was attended by more than 50 participants which included melting & casting units, furnace & crucible manufacturers, casting & testing equipment manufacturers, traders, etc.