The combustion air required for the process is enriched with oxygen and introduced into the melting zone via tuyeres.
Oxygen enrichment particularly achieves the following advantages in a shaft furnace:
- Reduction in coke rate
- Increase in performance
- Reduces post-combustion burden
- Faster reaction times
- Greater flexibility
- Higher temperatures in the melting zone
- Even temperature distribution across the furnace cross-section
- Lower production costs
- Lower emissions
In addition to the gases required for your process, Messer offers a variety of equipment for its optimisation under the brand names Oxipyr and Oxijet.
Messer provides complete gas measurement and control technology for blast furnace processes.