Iron and steel production creates a large amounts of dusty exhaust air containing heat, and these have to be collected in a way that best serves the interests of both employees and the environment – at a justifiable cost.
In existing plants, we evaluate both the quantity and the quality of the exhaust air flows (volume flow rate, temperature, behaviour over time) by recording videos. Taking into account any production-related restrictions, we use CFD simulation to develop potential collection measures and compare these with one another. Using this as a basis, we can then work together with the plant operator to pinpoint the most appropriate configuration.
When designing new plants, we draw on both available process plant manufacturer information and our own experiences to determine the anticipated exhaust air flows. Using CFD simulation, it is possible in this case too to compare multiple options and work out the best configuration on this basis.
Producing and processing metals generally creates significant exhaust air volume flow rates – with energy consumption and contamination levels to match.
In this sector, not all processes or treatments can be directly coupled to or enclosed in extraction devices. This means that emissions (dust, waste heat, gaseous substances, etc.) have to be collected using secondary methods – that is, at a location other than the point where they arise – in order to achieve the desired level of air quality in the working area or environment in question. The emission stream dilution associated with this technique determines the required collection flow volume and therefore has a direct impact on the investment and operating costs for the dedusting plant.
Scheuch adopts a methodical approach to determining the characteristics of the emission stream in a verifiable way (observations are made during operation and then documented and evaluated) and to creating the ideal extraction hood design using CFD, with basic operational conditions taken into account.
The Scheuch IMPULS filter is a high-capacity filtering separator that delivers outstanding cleaning performance combined with an excellent degree of separation. It is used for the dry separation of solid matter, primarily in the extraction of contaminants from machinery and the workplace, as a process filter in material recycling, or for conveyed material separation purposes.
Thanks to the specially shaped twin nozzles on the jet pipe, the pulsed free jet pulls along an envelope of clean gas from the primary compressed air as it makes its way to the injector. The two gas flows are mixed in the injector by means of pulse exchange an, at the same time, experienceing significant increase in pressure. This ensures highly efficient cleaning throughout the bag length and filter bags require cleaning less frequently.
Proven in practice for decades, the IMPULS cleaning system has become a byword for low operating costs:
A plant's ability to demonstrate a high level of safety and reliability is essentially dictated by its key components. The radial fan is one of the components at the heart of every extraction, dedusting, exhaust and flue gas purification, and pneumatic conveying system. It helps to meet customer requirements with a level of quality that guarantees fault-free operation and excellent performance between maintenance intervals.
Despite offering higher performance, this enhanced range incurs costs that are lower by around a third as compared to fans with a coupling drive – it also takes up less space. Even when combined with a frequency converter, it represents a less expensive alternative to fans with belt drives. The range has been designed and calculated in line with the latest findings in the field of fluid mechanics: