Efficient Ladle Preheating Costs & Benefits
|Parent Process: Casting|
|Energy Savings Potential||
In a US based facility installation of recuperative heaters reduced fuel consumption for ladle preheating by 28%. This system saves approximately 14 TJ/y of natural gas.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Emissions reduction of 1.1 kg CO2/t-steel is estimated (US EPA, 2010).
Capital costs of ladle heaters are reported to be $70 000/unit (Worrell et al., 2010. p. 97).
Efficient Ladle Preheating 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.