- Manuel Sparta
- Senior Researcher
SAFECI - Electrical Conditions in Submerged Arc Furnaces
The project aims at establishing the basis for substantially reduced energy consumption. (Duration: 2021 - 2025)
We believe that the total potential is in the range of 5-10 % of the energy consumption, where one per cent reduction for our partners corresponds to an annual saving of some 70 GWh.
The project intends to provide substantial new information on inner furnace conditions and how they can be measured/detected. The combination of physical and data-driven models will pave the way towards future digital twins. If successful, the project will supply a breakthrough within metallurgy, that will enable early detection of deviation from good operating conditions and ensure safe transfer back to suitable operation. Potentially, the project may also lead to improved knowledge- based guidelines for future furnace design.
Project owner: NORCE
Project duration: 2021 - 2025
Total budget: 19.1 MNOK
Partners: Elkem, Eramet, Wacker, Finnfjord and NTNU
The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway