Furnace Pressure Control Technology for Fuel Efficiency

Author(s): R. Voyer, F. Caron
TMS 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, February 14-18, 2016

Abstract

This paper covers the results of the first trials of an invention called the Heat Flow Transmitter. A pilot project on a casthouse furnace, using a technology package that includes the Heat Flow Transmitter (HFT) and an air curtain, succeeded in reducing the fuel cost by 33%, and is expected to provide a reduction of carbon emissions of 3,200 tons/year for the casthouse.