Danieli installs another digital EAF system in Italy

Danieli Automation has announced completion of the upgrade of the EAF of the Italian steelmakers Acciaierie Fonderie Cividale (AFC), the technology supplier tells Kallanish. Danieli has installed the second-ever Q-ONE system at the mill, a digital solution to control electricity use and efficiency at the furnace.

“Thanks to the newly-installed technology, arc stability was improved considerably, generating improvements in the overall melting process that, though preliminary, showed an initial saving of 5-10% energy consumption and up to 25% power-on time reduction,” Danieli said. “The expected 20% electrode consumption reduction will require more heats to be confirmed.”

The first Q-ONE system was launched earlier this year at ABS Sisak in Croatia. The system digitally controls and secures stability and efficiency of energy supply. Danieli executives from calculate that the new system could save €8-15/tonne ($9-17/t) of production cost for EAF steelmakers.