Methods for increasing the efficiency of heating scrap metal in electric arc furnaces

Research paper by V. Raile

Indexed on: 11 Oct '13Published on: 11 Oct '13Published in: Russian Metallurgy (Metally)


The type of heating, which determines heat transfer from an external energy source to a metallic charge, plays a key role in the process of preliminary heating of scrap metal. The type of charge heating during preliminary heating of scrap metal mainly determines the average scrap metal heating temperature and the formation of harmful substances. This article considers the existing types of charge heating in EAF baths and shaft heaters. The types of scrap metal heating that increase the energy efficiency and weaken the ecological problems related to this process in electric furnace steelmaking units are found.