Why Induction Furnaces Are Superior to Electric Furnaces

Written by Economic Development Jobs on September 25, 2018. Posted in Induction furnace, Services and parts, Steel metling furnace

A steel melting induction furnace is a superior way of processing steel. The need for steel is as great now as it has ever been. In 2017, the world’s total production of crude steel was nearly 1.7 billion tons and around half of the world’s steel production is needed just to put up buildings and infrastructure. Another 13% of the world’s steel is needed by the automotive industry for the production of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. While previous furnaces for the production of steel tending to be of the electric arc variety, there are many good reasons to prefer the steel melting induction furnace over an electric furnace.

How Does An Electric Furnace Work?

This type of furnace works by charging metal with an additive to improve slag recovery and then using an alternating electric current from three electrodes to generate heat and melt the steel.

How Does an Induction Furnace Work?

These furnaces may be coreless or channel furnaces. The first uses lined crucibl