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.
K. D. Peaslee et al., "Thermal Efficiency of Steel Melting," Proceedings of the SFSA Technical and Operating Conference, Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA), Jan 2004.
SFSA Technical and Operating Conference
Materials Science and Engineering
Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center
Steel Founders' Society of America
United States. Department of Energy
Keywords and Phrases
Energy Consumption; Energy Cost
Article - Conference proceedings
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01 Jan 2004