Direct Rolling (Integrated Casting and Rolling)Costs & Benefits
|Parent Process: Casting|
|Energy Savings Potential||
The specific energy consumption should be 40% lower than that needed for a traditional rolling mill. Energy savings of 60% with regard to the traditional cycle are possible.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
In an application in Japan equipment and construction costs were approximately ¥200 million and ¥50 million, respectively (NEDO, 2008).
Direct Rolling (Integrated Casting and Rolling) Publications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in iron and steel manufacturing plants. This guide provides current real world examples of iron and steel plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.
This revised 2008 version of the publication from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development of Japan includes information on innovative Japanese technologies for energy efficiency and for the reduction of CO2 emissions.