Installing Lubrication Systems

High roll loads of steel lead to increased roll wear and high energy consumption. In addition, specific combinations of rolling loads and speeds can cause stands to vibrate which leads to a special type of roll banding and increased wear of the equipment. These problems can be solved by installing a lubrication system.

Development Status Products
Commercial
Rolled steel

Installing Lubrication SystemsCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Rolling Mills
Energy Savings Potential

Installation of a lubrication system resulted savings of 4 kWh/t-product (Worrell et al., 2010. p. 100).

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential
Costs

Savings are estimated at $0.31/t-product.

Installing Lubrication Systems Publications

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry

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.

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