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.