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Low cost monitoring and control system for induction furnaces

Objective



The development of a system for continuously monitoring and controlling refractory lining wear and temperature I would meet the two primary needs of the SME foundry industry and offer major benefits in terms of safety, reliability and reduced operating costs through more efficient materials utilisation and power consumption. These technical and commercial benefits are particularly important at a time when the SME dominated EU foundry industry is facing strong competition from low wage Third World countries. The overall aim of the proposed stage 2 co-operative research project is the co-operative development, validation and demonstration of a prototype novel integrated system for monitoring and controlling refractory wear and melt temperature in induction furnaces.
The development of a system for continuously monitoring and controlling refractory lining wear and temperature I would meet the two primary needs of the SME foundry industry and offer major benefits in terms of safety, reliability and reduced operating costs through more efficient materials utilisation and power consumption. These technical and commercial benefits are particularly important at a time when the SME dominated EU foundry industry is facing strong competition from low wage Third World countries. The overall aim of the proposed stage 2 co-operative research project is the co-operative development, validation and demonstration of a prototype novel integrated system for monitoring and controlling refractory wear and melt temperature in induction furnaces.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

Armalloy Ltd.
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