|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and CO2 Management Symposium
||Improving Energy Efficiency in Direct Method for Continuous Casting of Lead Sheets
||Arun Prabhakar, Joanna Mielnicka, Mark Jolly, Konstantinos Salonitis
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Lead sheets are used widely for architectural applications, radiation protection and sound proofing. Most of the sheets are either produced by rolling cast slabs of lead sheets or via a direct method (DM) of casting of the sheet continuously. The method uses a rotating water cooled drum that is partly immersed in a bath of molten lead and sheets are cast out continuously. The direct method of casting lead is more energy efficient compared to the rolling process which requires a casting process before rolling to achieve the required thickness. This work investigates the energy consumption in different stages of the DM process. An energy audit of the process is conducted and the consumption is analysed at different stages. The paper focuses on energy optimisation at different stages in the manufacturing process to improve the overall efficiency.