What is the meaning here of 'launder stub' in this summary from an abstract:

The container is connected in parallel with a metal supply launder via transversal metal launder stubs respectively provided between the inlet and outlet openings of the container and the metal supply launder . On the other hand, the launder is provided with a dam or valve device by the outlet of the container and another other dam or valve device between the two launder stubs"


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    Where is this quote from? You need to add the name of the source to your question and (if it has one) include a link to it. – Laurel May 23 '18 at 21:38
  • @Laurel Abstract sourced and edited in. – Nigel J May 24 '18 at 3:33

The meaning of "launder stub" from the limited information above is best understood pictorially.

Hot (molten) metal is being introduced into a launder trough and thence, via launder 'stubs', into the 'container' which is 'connected in parallel'.

The setup is more complicated than below as there is a process occurring which removes impurities, but that diagram I have not found. However my diagram here shows the basics (from examining the text) of what a 'launder stub' is, which was the question.

Launder Trough (from Access Industrial)

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Launder Stub (my own diagram)

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  • so you refer to stub here as a junction? – Maha hasan May 24 '18 at 11:51
  • @Mahahasan No, the stub launder is a short launder which carries liquid from the supply launder to the final container. – Nigel J May 24 '18 at 17:58

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