Optimized Placement of Electrodes - Electric Furnaces

Energy losses through the walls of an electric furnace are much smaller, however, heat distribution within electric furnaces is of key importance to reduce overheating and cold spots. Uneven heating will lead to increased power use as well as potential reduction in product quality. Hence, electrode placement optimization for the geometry of the specific furnace is an important design element. Tin oxide and molybdenum electrodes are the main types used in electric furnaces and while the former are typically stacked blocks in the melter wall, (cooled) molybdenum electrodes are immersed in the melt and allowing for flexible location of the electrodes (Worrell et al., 2008. p.70).

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Optimized Placement of Electrodes - Electric FurnacesCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Melting and Refining
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Optimized Placement of Electrodes - Electric Furnaces Publications

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