Improved Ladle PreheatingCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Basic Oxygen Furnace|
|Energy Savings Potential||
For the Japanese case, improved ladle preheating reduced the fuel consumption in the subsequent converter by 16%.
textFor the Indian case, reduced heating duration reduced the gas consumption by 39%.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Reduction in fuel consumption results in lower emissions.
Annual monetary gain has been assessed to be around Rs. 15 million.
Improved 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.