Exploring the benefits of electric ladle preheating

Can electric heating replace an open flame for ladle preheating? Alabama Power partnered with research group EPRI to help a foundry customer find out.

The goal for Alabama Power and EPRI was to help the foundry find opportunities for energy efficiency and conservation. After testing several technologies, they chose an electric solution that delivered even more than expected.

“The primary benefits of it are not only energy benefits but also controllability of temperature, safety and environmental,” says Scott E. Bishop, Team Leader, Technology Applications Center, Alabama Power.