Aiming to lower electrodes consumption, AST Terni, part of ThyssenKrupp Group, recently awarded Danieli Centro Met with the order for two Q-Smartec dynamic EAF electrode cooling systems.
Q-Smartec is a proven technology installed on almost 30 plants worldwide, that applies dynamic and independent control of the cooling water flow during the EAF operating phase to achieve the most efficient electrode cooling. This allows a drastic reduction of electrodes consumption related to air oxidation, up to 15% compared to conventional electrode cooling systems.
Considering the actual cost of electrodes a typical ROI is between two and six months, depending on production capacities.
With a production capacity of 1 Mtpy, Italian steelmaker AST Terni is a world leader in the production of stainless steel flat products in all sizes and finishes for a wide variety of applications.