Electric Arc Furnace Upgrade Feasibility Study

A review of the existing electric arc furnace plus a concept level assessment of potential energy efficiency projects for a manufacturer of wear parts for the mining and construction industries.

SDE reviewed the existing technology, electrical performance and operation of the electric arc furnace. SDE reviewed modern technologies, issued RFPs for various upgrades and estimated project costs. SDE identified two energy conservation measures. The client chose to implement the option below.

Energy Conservation Measure Annual Savings
Replace the electrode regulation system with improved technology $18,000
Install an intelligent control system $60,000