Continuous Casting: Combustion Technology

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Courtesy of North American Manufacturing Company

Equipment
Combustion Technology
Energy Consumption
Process Description
R&D Trends

Air/natural gas burners are used for tundish and nozzle preheating applications. Tundish heating during casting is achieved using some type of electric heating. Induction heating is most common, replacing most resistance heaters that were originally used. Development work is underway on arc plasma heaters that offer better control.

 

Steel Mill Process Heating Technology Study, Hatch Associates, GRI.