ABB’s innovation capabilities and domain expertise have been key for improving furnace performance for over 80 years.
Consteerrer® is an innovative technology developed together by Tenova and ABB. The special feature of the Consteerrer® installation is that the stirring direction is targeted towards or opposite the scrap charging area to increase the scrap melting rate on the side of the furnace. It helps in improving bath temperature homogenization, ensuring stability while producing higher-quality steel. In addition, it ensures low energy consumption and can be customized depending on the size of the furnace with a minimum capacity of 30 tons. ABB has installed the solution in furnaces with diameters 3.7 to 9.2m. The ABB EMS helps the Arvedi furnace, with a diameter of 9.2 m, to reach the record breaking productivity of 412 T/h.
The results of the project have made ArcSave® and Consteerrer® a preferred choice amongst our customers.
Improving furnace performance while reducing its carbon footprint
As a part of the Arvedi project, we have learned that the stirring power has a clear effect on stirring efficiency. The higher the EMS power, the higher the stirring efficiency. Apart from improving furnace performance, Consteerrer®
will improve the EAF process and reduce its carbon footprint. The key takeaways from the project are given below:
- Temperature homogenization time is considerably longer at 447 seconds with 5% EMS and only 113 seconds with 100% EMS
- The temperature gradient between the furnace bottom and the surface during arc power-on is reduced from 114 oC with 5% of EMS power to 26 oC with 100% EMS
- The heat flux transferred to the scrap increases with increased EMS stirring power. The average heat flux transferred to the scrap with 100% EMS is 2.7 times higher than that with 5% EMS
- Consteerrer® stirring improves heat and mass transfer in the EAF process and also reduces energy and electrode consumption, besides increasing productivity.
- The guaranteed KPIs with EMS are fully achieved in Arvedi's new Consteel® furnace project
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