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Carbon Steel Versus Stainless Steel in the Design of Electrode Arms for UHP Electric Arc Furnaces

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posted on 21.05.2021, 11:57 by Peter F Ryff
The operating temperatures due to eddy current induced heating effects in water-cooled electrode arms of three-phase ultrahigh powered (UHP) electric arc furnaces during operation are calculated. The selection of commonly used materials (carbon steel - SAE 1010 and stainless steel - 304) is examined with regard to optimum cooling water flow and safe allowable temperature increases. Calculated results are substantiated by temperature measurements conducted on the center-phase electrode arm and its water cooling system of a recently installed furnace in the field.