Case Study 3

Revamping Of A Billet Reheating Furnace At TATA SSl

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Billet Reheating Furnace
MODIFICATION CARRIED OUT
Revamping of Billet Reheating Furnace
COST OF CHANGES
US $150,000
SAVINGS
$100,000 per month
PAY BACK PERIOD
In 45 Days

  • Increase in production by 16-25% from 36 tons/hr to 42-45 tons/hr.
  • Fuel consumption reduced by 23-30% from 47 ltrs/ton to 33-36 ltrs/ton.
  • Electrical Power consumption reduced by about 8%.
  • Temperature difference from tail end to front end of the billets reduced from 90°C to 60°C.
  • Temperature difference from top to bottom of billets reduced from 130°C to 90°C.
  • Reduction in breakdowns due to better quality heated billets.
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