Improved Insulation of Reheating Furnace

Replacing conventional insulating materials with ceramic low-thermal–mass insulation materials can reduce the heat losses through furnace walls. 

Development Status Products
Rolled steel

Improved Insulation of Reheating FurnaceCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Rolling Mills
Energy Savings Potential

The potential energy savings for insulating a continuous furnace were estimated to range from 2 to 5% or around 0.16 GJ/t-rolled Steel.

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

Emissions reductions are estimated to be around 8.0 kg CO2/t-rolled steel.


Retrofit Capital cost of $15.6/tonne solled steel is estimated.

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