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Power and Energy Efficiencies

Maximizing Melting at the Lowest Power Demand

Author(s): Michael Nutt

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: May 2014

Abstract: The melt shop is the largest area of energy consumption in a foundry, so it will offer the best opportunity for energy and demand cost reduction. This article highlights the importance of carefully examining melt shop power supply utilization, efficiency and performance, and how it impacts power demand.

Leaner, Greener Cost Control

Author(s): Bill Newbold

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: May 2013

Abstract: “Smart” water-saving systems cut furnace initial and operating costs by reducing water consumption and power usage, so furnace operators can be ‘lean’ and save ‘green.’ This article describes how both the DACXtreme and DACXtreme Plus systems are ideal solutions when additional cooling capacity is needed but water requirements are a concern.

Demand Less, Manage Better

Author(s): Satyen N. Prabhu

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: October 2011

Abstract: The emergence of electrical demand-control technology allows metalcasters to have a more comprehensive understanding of their energy consumption and its effects on their operations—and that creates new options for growth.

Energy Efficiency System Enhancements in the Induction Melt Shop

Author(s): Joseph T. Belsh

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: April 2011

Abstract: An article focusing on how energy heat recovery is used to improve overall efficiency by using the water heat of the water system to provide heat in the foundry during the winter months.

Multiple-Output Power Supplies Enable Increased Production of Investment Castings

Author(s): Joseph T. Belsh

Publication: InCast Magazine

Date: May 2008

Abstract: An article detailing how investment casters have discovered dual-output induction power supplies and how they are finding innovative and highly productive ways to use this technology for investment casting applications.

Multiple-Output Power Supplies for Induction Heating and Melting Furnaces

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: March 2006

Abstract: A paper that describes and references the use of one power supply capable of providing power to multiple furnaces for a more economical and melt efficient operation.

How Your Induction Melt Shop Can Survive the Power Crisis

Author(s): Mark T. Eckert

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: December 2001

Abstract: A paper recommending steps to lower costs on electric energy use in the foundry, along with an insight on how power charges are calculated by utility companies.

Multiple-Output Power Supplies Increase the Production of Investment Casting

Author(s): Mark T. Eckert and John H. Mortimer, P. E.

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: December 2001

Abstract: A paper detailing the utilization of multi-output induction power supplies in optimizing usage of induction power units, providing a high level of productivity in a variety of ways.

Pulse Width Modulation Inverters Using IGBT’s

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: March 2000

Abstract: A paper supporting the use of IGBT modules in conjunction with Pulse Width Modulation Inverters in induction melting.

Power Quality for Induction Melting in Metals Production

Author(s): EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Publication

Publication: EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Publication

Date: 1999

Abstract: An article for foundry workers and energy providers to gain a better understanding of induction melting to anticipate and resolve power quality problems.

AC Line Distortion for Static Power Converters Used in Induction Melting

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: September 1995

Abstract: A paper detailing the use and effects of static power converters in converting electric line power (AC voltage and current) into a form needed to power the furnace effectively.

Power Supplies in Induction Melting Systems: Keys to Understanding This Fundamental Melting Technology

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: December 1992

Abstract: A paper explaining the fundamentals of various schemes of implementation to the power supplies used in conjunction with induction furnaces in modern foundries.

Direct Electric Heat Melting Furnaces for Aluminum and Non-Ferrous Metals

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: Aluminum World

Date: Volume 2. Issue 2

Abstract: An article that describes how Acutrak® Direct Electric Heat (DEH) furnaces melt aluminum/non-ferrous metals more efficiently, quickly, and cleanly than traditional aluminum melting furnaces.

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