Improved Process Monitoring and ControlCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Basic Oxygen Furnace|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Total energy savings due to oxygen management system is estimated to be 1.5% of the electricity used for Oxygen production.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
These technologies help reduce direct and indirect emissions.
These process control measures improve productivity and prolong equipment life-time, both providing economic benefits.
Improved Process Monitoring and Control 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.
The State–of-the-Art Clean Technologies (SOACT) for Steelmaking Handbook is developed as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate program and seeks to catalog the best available technologies and practices to save energy and reduce environmental impacts in the steel industry. Its purpose is to share information about commercialized or emerging technologies and practices that are currently available to increase energy efficiency and environmental performance.