Process Control in Hot Strip MillCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Rolling Mills|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Estimated energy savings based on reducing rejects from 1.5% to 0.2% was 9% of fuel use, or approximately 0.3 GJ/t-product (US EPA, 2010. p.27).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Emissions are reduced by 15.1kg CO2/t-rolled steel.
The investment costs for one plant in Belgium was $3.6 million for a hot strip mill with a capacity of 2.8 million tons, $1.29/t-product. The payback time is estimated as 1.2 years (US EPA, 2010. p. 27).
Process Control in Hot Strip Mill 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.