Keokuk Steel Castings has been in business in one form or another for close to 100 years. The name may have changed over the years but one thing that hasn’t changed… We know steel castings.
From our melt and pouring experience, our alloy selections, to our highly advanced ability to upgrade castings to complex national, organizational, and customer specifications, no other foundry offers a broader range of services and support than Keokuk Steel Castings. Best of all – we offer the benefits of a custom foundry, the efficiency of a high-volume facility , the convenience of full in-house Nondestructive testing, finishing, and upgrade services. We’ve also partnered with a selected few highly capable machine shops to offer semi or fully machined castings as requested.

Keokuk Steel Castings is capable of serving your unique needs for commercial castings AND complex, highly engineered, steel castings. We serve a broad variety of industries and are always looking to expand our expertise into new areas of manufacturing or other non-traditional casting applications. Contact us today to find out how we can help you succeed in your casting needs.

Materials Produced

  • Carbon Steel
  • Low Alloy Steel
  • Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Martensitic Stainless Steel
  • Duplex Stainless Steel
  • Ferritic Stainless Steel
  • Hastaloys
  • Monel
  • Inconel
  • Armor
    • Will maintain qualification by US Army ballistics testing up to 2 1/4”thickness.

Weight Range

  • 1 to 3,500 pounds

Quality Systems

  • ISO 9001:2008 Compliant-transitioning to ISO 9001:2015
  • Pressure Equipment Directive – PED 2014/68/EU compliant
  • ASME B&PVC Section III NCA 3800 compliant
  • US NRC 10CFR50 Appendix B compliant
  • AAR M-1003 compliant
  • MIL-I- 48208A and MIL-I- 45662 compliant
  • HAF604 Certified (China Nuclear)
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) compliant
  • Indian Boiler Regulation Compliant (IBR, 1950)

Core Room

  • 4 “Blow” type core machines
    • Isocure binder system
    • 100lb/min Pacemaster Mixer
  • Large Core Line
    • Pepset binder system
    • 250lb/min Pacemaster Mixer
  • Shell Core
    • U-180 and Dependable 400
    • Pre-coated Silica sand

Molding

  • “Loop” molding
    • Pepset binder system
    • Continuous control “Smart Pumps”
    • 1000lb/min Kloster mixer
    • 200 molds/shift
    • Maximum flask size approximately 34”x44”x14”
  • Large line molding
    • Pepset binder system
    • Continuous control “Smart Pumps”
    • 1000lb/min Strongscot mixer
    • 40 molds/shift
    • Maximum flask size approximately 64”x84”x28”
  • Sand Reclamation
    • Thermal
    • Mechanical

Arc Melting

  • 9.5-ton Whiting arc furnace
    • Acid refractory lined

Induction Melting

  • 2-ton Inductotherm induction furnace
    • Alumina lined
  • 1-ton induction furnace
    • Alumina lined
  • 500lb induction furnace
    • Alumina lined

Pouring

  • “Teapot” configured tap and pouring ladles
    • 700lb Monolithic Foseco “Kaltek” pre-cast liner
    • 3,500lb Foseco “Kaltek” liner boards
    • 6,000lb Foseco “Kaltek” liner boards

Heat Treat

  • 4-”Box” type gas-fired ovens
    • 12’x12’x6’
    • 10,000lb capacity
    • Up to 2,150 deg. F
  • 1-”Box” type gas-fired oven
    • 18’x12’x6’
    • 15,000lb capacity
    • Up to 1,800 deg. F
  • 1-”Box” type gas-fired oven
    • 12’x6’x6’
    • 10,000lb capacity
    • Up to 1,350 deg. F
  • Water quench tank
    • 8’x16’x8’
    • 2 Cooling tower s
    • 4-50hp agitation pumps