This paper focuses on operational and maintenance related low cost/no cost strategies to reduce fuel costs and improve safety, reliability, and quality; discussing the basics of many ovens and furnaces used throughout the steel industry and steel processing facilities.
Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs can be made even better by adding new technologies such as airborne ultrasonic services for compressed air system leak detection and bearing monitoring, and infrared thermography to focus on electrical systems. Finding additional areas of wasted heat and energy innately result in cost savings, but the amounts may surprise you.
When it comes to cutting costs, many organizations focus on productivity, and although it is unmistakably very important, energy cost savings are also achievable yet often overlooked as solutions. Best operating practices, along with improved process heating technologies, can lead to significant energy savings at any plant.
In multiple burner installations on industrial ovens and furnaces, pulse-firing technologies can improve temperature uniformity, reduce emissions and cut overall fuel costs... is it right for your process?