Inertization of carbon silo with powder carbon for injection into furnace at EAF

A frothy slag layer is created by injecting oxygen and pulverized carbon into an electric arc furnace. The subsequent conversion from CO to CO2 delivers additional energy to the melting process. The carbon is stored in silos with varying space availability; inert gas fills the remaining space in the silo. There is a fire risk when the inert conditions are not ideal and oxygen enters. The compact gas spectrometer, TRANSIC100LP oxygen transmitter, suited for oxygen monitoring in moist and aggressive process gases, measures the silo’s oxygen content to properly monitor the inertization process.

  • Following product families can be used
    • O2 transmitter based on high-performance laser spectroscopy (TDLS)
    • For use in use in explosion-hazardous areas (FM, ATEX and IECEx approvals)
    • Measurement directly in the process or extractive using a measurement gas cell (option)
    • Designed for heavy-duty industrial applications
    • Compact design and easy to operate
    • Long-term stability
    • No moving parts