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Abstract

This research programme covered a three year programme that was conceptually divided into three stages of development. The objective was to achieve substantial fuel savings (target of 15%) in aluminium reverberatory and holding furnaces which were typical of that industry. Stage I was the application and assessment of instrumented manual controls. Stage II was the progression through to automated control analogue system based on single loop control. Stage III was the development of appropriate equipment to implement fully automated, multiloop control. Four furnaces were selected from within the British Aluminium (BA) group of companies. A fifth furnace was later chosen to supplement Stage III application. These furnaces were considered typical of the efficiencies throughout the industry i.e. 10-25%. The initial approach was to conduct a preliminary survey of furnace operations and the combustion systems, whereupon modifications were carried out to improve operation, furnace efficiency and the monitoring of furnace status.

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Authors: SUBRAMANIAN V, CHALFONT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK);BUNTING J G, CHALFONT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK);GILL D J, CHALFONT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK);HANNAH A, CHALFONT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK);MISTRY C D CHALFONT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK), CHALFONT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9918 EN (1985) MF, 114P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 570, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123114600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en