Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Smitheries and Foundries Industry
February 2022 Draft 1
This BREF includes installations for i) the processing of ferrous metals as smitheries, ii) ferrous metal foundries and, iii) installations for the smelting, including the alloyage, of non-ferrous metals, including recovered products (refining, foundry casting, etc.).
From a process point of view, the following foundry process steps are covered:
- pattern making
- storage and handling of raw materials
- melting and metal treatment
- mould and core production, and moulding techniques
- casting or pouring and cooling
- heat treatment.