|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider
||On the Cast House Exergy Management
||Mohamed I Hassan, Ayoola Brimmo
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The energy efficiency of aluminum casting furnaces has been widely reported. However, the conventional energy efficiency analyses are based on the first law of thermodynamics which do not shed light on the processes’ degradation of energy. This just gives a general idea of the furnace’s performance with no reference to possible improvement strategies. In this study, we apply exergy analyses on various types of casting furnaces to identify the location and causes of energy degradation. To this effect, the furnaces’ physical and chemical exergy are considered. The exergy analyses which are based on real life furnace operating modes and boundary conditions highlight the possible locations for technology improvement in a typical cast house. With this established, methods of minimizing the cast house’s exergy loses are assessed.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume