Idea - FICS

Smart Furnace

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Ali Husnain
Muhammad Junaid Ul

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Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Smart Furnace
Slogan: Energy misused, cannot be excused
Supervisor Name: Dr. Zafar Abbas Bangash
Supervisor Designation: Assisstant Professor
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Mechanical
Contact number: 03355854885
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    Utilizing the waste heat of the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) for the preheating of the metal. Secondly, to automate the feeding mechanism of metal scrap into the Electric Arc Furnace.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    We provide means to make industrial society more productive and efficient by conserving energy.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Most of the foundries in Pakistan e.g. Chenab engineering works and foundries, friends foundry, etc. producing metals such as cast iron and steel. Any industry using furnaces of any type. Currently working with Chenab engineering works and foundries.
How will the solution works
    About 75 % of heat transfer occurs in the form of radiation and 20 % of this heat is wasted through the openings of the EAF, which accumulates to form a big value throughout the continuous operation. We will utilize this radiation for preheating. In addition, we will automate the feeding mechanism by introducing the conveyor and hopper system.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our project consists of mechanical design-based R&D. As well, this project was proposed by the industry itself, which shows that it is difficult to find competitors.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-14 (1605)