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BoostAL Digital

Optimisation tool for iron melting

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A digital energy and resources saving optimisation tool for iron melting by supersonic oxygen injection into shaft furnaces.

The BoostAL Digital solution is dedicated to the metals industry and especially foundries, where so called shaft furnaces are used to melt metallic scraps together with coke to produce cast iron. Shaft furnaces are often using oxygen injection to enhance the melting performances and increase capacity. BoostAL Digital technology consists of an oxygen injection system coupled with an advanced control system to operate shaft furnaces more efficiently. Especially by increasing operating flexibility of the furnace, improving temperature homogeneity inside the furnace and finally by reducing maintenance/control operations linked to oxygen lances.

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Key features

  • Savings of 1000 tC02/year for a typical foundry production.
  • Yearly energy savings of 5600 MW.
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Profitability

  • Reduction of requested maintenance in hot work area.
  • Higher flexibility in production will reduce shut downs and losses.
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Categories of Application

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Company Profile

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Air Liquide

Headquarters
75004 Paris, France

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
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