Innovative Reheat Furnace Management

Targeted reheating and heat treatment at high temperatures are of crucial importance for the production of high-quality metal products with defined material properties. The reheating furnaces are usually operated with a fuel gas surplus. This leads to unnecessarily high energy costs and CO2 emissions. This research project focuses on lowering energy costs and assuring product quality by undertaking a series of improvements. This research project focuses on lowering energy costs and assuring product quality by undertaking a series of improvements (innovative furnace management concept with continuous burn-out measuring system, new understoichiometric burner with forced burn-out, and more appropriate transport rollers made from new materials for transporting the charged stock) on the preheating furnace.

Development Status Products
Demonstration

Innovative Reheat Furnace ManagementCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Rolling Mills
Energy Savings Potential

This technology improves the performance of the furnace and its energy efficiency. It is possible to reduce the oxygen concentration to approximately 7 % by volume.

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

This technology lowers CO2 emissions.

Costs

The energy costs will be lowered. 

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