Danieli supplies electrode water-cooling technology to Sidoc Colombia

Italian supplier Danieli tells Kallanish that it has won an order from Colombian long steelmaker Sidelúrgica del Occidente (Sidoc) for the supply of its, so called, Q-Smart equipment for electric arc furnaces. The technology, for the Acopi-Yumbo plant, in Valle del Cauca region, reduces electrode consumption in the EAF production process.

The electrode water-cooling is intended to produce a continuous water film that cools the electrodes, reducing the exposure and thus the oxidation rate, says Danieli. “Q-Smartec applies dynamic and independent control of the cooling water flow during any EAF operating phase to achieve the most efficient electrode cooling. This allows a drastic reduction of electrodes consumption related to air oxidation, up to 15% compared to conventional electrode cooling systems,” the Italian technology supplier confirms.

The Q-Smartec start-up is scheduled for March 2019.