Abstract

This paper presents the results of energy consumption measurements at steel foundries using induction and/or electric arc furnace melting. Statistical methods, infrared thermography, and numerical investigations were used for analysis of heat losses. The influence of different melting practices on energy losses was examined. Industrial experiments in isothermal holding of liquid steel in induction furnaces under different power inputs were used for evaluation of the real values of heat losses by radiation from liquid steel and conductivity through lining. Average values and statistical distributions of energy consumptions for melting steel are presented in this article.

Meeting Name

SFSA Technical and Operating Conference

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Steel Founders' Society of America
United States. Department of Energy

Keywords and Phrases

Energy Consumption; Energy Cost

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA), All rights reserved.


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