|About this Abstract
||2010 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop for Aluminum Production
||Energy Efficiency in Casthouse Furnaces
||Robert Voyer, Francis Caron
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
More than ever, the high cost of fuels and the need to reduce carbon emissions are forcing changes in casthouse equipment choices and shop practices. Some smelters have already started moving in this direction and have set in place energy tracking programs, while others are considering making these changes. Before implementing any project for reducing energy consumption, there is a need to assess the actual state of consumption, rate it with respect to technically achievable targets, and monitor the consumption in order to have a record of improvements. Continued monitoring is also essential in order to maintain the new standards.This presentation provides an overview of the status of energy consumption in typical casthouse furnaces. It quantifies the potential for reducing fuel consumption, as well as reducing carbon emissions, and proposes a cost efficient solution for reducing the fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
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