To obtain the critical slow plunger velocity, one has to follow this procedure:

- Calculate/estimate the weight of the liquid metal.
- Calculate the volume of the liquid metal (make sure that you use the liquid
phase property and not the solid phase).
- Calculate the percentage of filling in the shot sleeve,
.
- Find the number from Figure .
- Use the number found to calculate the plunger velocity by using equation ().

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