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1. (WO2018195579) SYSTEM FOR RECLAIMING AND RECYCLING A MOULD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/195579    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050395
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B22C 7/02
B22C 9/04
Applicants: LAING O'ROURKE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Inventors: GARDINER, James Bruce
LEWIS, Alexander James
MANEFIELD, Lex Matthew
JANSSEN, Steven Robert
Title: SYSTEM FOR RECLAIMING AND RECYCLING A MOULD
Abstract:
A system for reclaiming a settable mould adhered to an object formed by the settable mould and recycling the reclaimed mould includes a tank defining a chamber dimensioned to receive the object and the mould, the chamber of the tank, in use, containing a volume of liquid for immersing the object and the mould. At least one first heating is operable to heat the liquid contained in the tank to at least a melting temperature of the mould, causing the mould to detach from the object and form molten mould material entrained with the liquid. A removal device is arranged to be in contact with the liquid and configured to remove at least some of the molten mould material from the liquid. A separation assembly is in communication with the removal device to receive the molten mould material entrained with the liquid and configured to separate remaining liquid from the molten mould material.