The difference between lance pipe and thermic lance is that the lance pipe is hollow and the thermic lance is filled with wire rods. They are both connected to a source of oxygen and ignited.
Lance pipe is used to remove the carbon from the molten metal in blast furnaces, basic oxygen furnaces and also induction and electric furnaces.
A thermic lance is a pipe or tube filled with wire rods. The lance is connected to a source of oxygen and ignited. As the thermic lance is consumed, heat is generated enabling the bars to melt a variety of materials. It is specifically designed for cutting and piercing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, with precision and speed.
This uniquely designed lance packed with wires results in a high intensity flame of concentrated thermal energy; allowing you to cut through large objects with speed and ease.
The Thermic Lance can produce a combustion heat above 3,000 degrees C; it will melt solidified metals, slag, concrete, rock and refractory with ease.
Other terms for this product is exothermic lance, mag rod, and mag bar.
- Cleaning out freeze-ups in furnaces or ladles.
- Cutting spills into pieces that can be easily handled.
- Removing cupola skulls.
- Opening difficult tap holes.
- Cutting and removing refractory materials.
- Salvaging heavy sections of cast iron and non-ferrous metals, such as bronze, copper, aluminum and stainless steel.
- Penetrating holes or severing sections of concrete.
- Underwater cutting applications.