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Title: Aluminum Bronze Alloys to Improve the System Life of Basic Oxygen and Electric Arc Furnace Hoods, Roofs and Side Vents.

Energy Industries of Ohio was the lead organization for a consortium that examined the current situation involving the service life of electric arc and basic oxygen furnace hoods, roofs and side vents. Republic Engineered Products (REP), one of the project partners, installed a full-scale Al-Bronze “skirt” in their BOF at their Lorain OH facility, believed to be the first such installation of this alloy in this service. In 24 months of operation, the Al-Bronze skirt has processed a total of 4,563 heats, requiring only 2 shutdowns for maintenance, both related to physical damage to the skirt from operational mishaps. Yearly energy savings related to the REP facility are projected to be ~ 10 billion Btu's with significant additional environmental and productivity benefits. In recognition of the excellent results, this project was selected as the winner of the Ohio’s 2006 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy, the state’s award for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
896794
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/14345
TRN: US200717%%461
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-02ID14345
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Energy Industries of Ohio
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM; BRONZE; ELECTRIC ARCS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FURNACES; MAINTENANCE; OXYGEN; PRODUCTIVITY; ROOFS; SERVICE LIFE Aluminum Bronze, Steel Making, BOF, EAF, Basic Oxygen Furnace, Electric Arc Furnace, Energy Efficiency