Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Melting Efficiency Improvement

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Steel foundries melt recycled scrap in electric furnaces and typically consume 35-100% excess energy from the theoretical energy requirement required to pour metal castings. This excess melting energy is multiplied by yield losses during casting and finishing operations resulting in the embodied energy in a cast product typically being three to six times the theoretical energy requirement. The purpose of this research project was to study steel foundry melting operations to understand energy use and requirements for casting operations, define variations in energy consumption, determine technologies and practices that are successful in reducing melting energy and develop new melting techniques ... continued below

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Peaslee, Principal Investigator Kent & Co-PI’s: Von Richards, Jeffrey Smith July 31, 2012.

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Steel foundries melt recycled scrap in electric furnaces and typically consume 35-100% excess energy from the theoretical energy requirement required to pour metal castings. This excess melting energy is multiplied by yield losses during casting and finishing operations resulting in the embodied energy in a cast product typically being three to six times the theoretical energy requirement. The purpose of this research project was to study steel foundry melting operations to understand energy use and requirements for casting operations, define variations in energy consumption, determine technologies and practices that are successful in reducing melting energy and develop new melting techniques and tools to improve the energy efficiency of melting in steel foundry operations.

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  • Grant Number: FC36-04GO14230
  • DOI: 10.2172/1051407 | External Link
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Peaslee, Principal Investigator Kent & Co-PI’s: Von Richards, Jeffrey Smith. Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Melting Efficiency Improvement, report, July 31, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc830317/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.