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Optimization of Material Input in Induction Furnace for Casting | Original Article

B. M. Dodamani, Jagadeesh A., Kushal Ambli*, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Foundry, especially casting is one of the most Energy exhaustive metallurgical industriy. The major part of the energy consumed in Foundry is in the melting energy consumed per melt of molten metal. Energy in the form of electricity also contributes to the major cost input to the production of metallic components as castings. Besides foundries, high energy consumption is upbringing the threat to climate change and also has effect on global warming. Therefore it becomes very much necessary to look into various mea ns by which energy consumed in melting units can be brought down considerably. Many of the works have being done by many Foundry men to reduce specific energy consumed in liquid metal generation. Operational uncertainties create disincentive for use of recycled metals in production. One that greatly influences on the remelting and batch optimization variation in the raw material and additional composition, particularly for materials which are secondary. Currently, to accommodate variation in composition, firms commonly set production target s well inside the window of compositional requirement required for performance reasons. The present work deals with some of the steps taken in an industry. The Foundry are required to reduce material consumption particularly in standard frequency furnace that contain improved, scrap charging order, furnace, sampling, changes in metal composition etc. This has resulted in drop of specific material input and significantly money savings.