Ladle Preheating: Equipment

equipment

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Equipment
Combustion Technology
Energy Consumption
Process Description

A covered ladle heating system consists of the following components:Ladle Lid and Sealing System

In some systems the lid is lowered onto the vertical ladle, in others the ladle is tilted horizontally and brought up against the fixed face of the ladle heater. The sealing system can be either a ceramic fiber seal or an air curtain that eliminates cold air induction at the ladle mouth.

High Temperature Burner and Recuperator

The burner is designed to accept high temperature combustion air provided by a recuperator.

Temperature Control and Burner Control Systems

A temperature control system senses the ladle temperature and provides for turn-down of the burner for holding.