One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A broad open container or large funnel with one or more holes at the bottom, used especially in plumbing or metal-founding.
- ‘These systems are used for level measurement in continuous caster molds and tundishes and slag detection in ladles.’
- ‘To get the juice through the bunghole, a device like a small half cask with a tube on the bottom termed a tundish or tunpail was employed as a funnel.’
- ‘The invention has particular utility for tundishes used in the continuous casting of steel.’
- ‘Steel tundishes are lined with dense refractory products backed up by insulation materials.’
- ‘It is preferable to have both the tundish and the final discharge point visible to view on a frequent basis.’
- ‘The tundishes are used to feed liquid steel to Nucor's four-strand billet caster.’
- ‘Heat loss is reduced by the formation of a uniform slag cover on top of the tundish metal surface’
- ‘A surface layer of active tundish flux can be used over the entire tundish thereby improving inclusion pick-up.’
- ‘Durable tundish lids are manufactured to withstand mechanical and thermal stresses during operation.’
- ‘The steel passing from the tundishes to the moulds is again shrouded with refractory tubes to prevent reoxidation.’
From tun + dish.
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