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Nexelia™ for Ladle Heating

Pre-heating ladles before they carry molten metals from the melting furnace to the refining station or to the casting operation, enhances flexibility and lowers costs.

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The Industry Challenge

The metals industry is facing the challenge of reducing production costs while improving product quality and productivity. Moreover, players strive to continually reduce their environmental impact of their operations and comply with stringent regulation, as well as optimize the use of critical resources (such as coke, ore, metal scrap and energy) through improved efficiency.

To overcome these challenges and significantly optimize your process, discover the ideal solution – Nexelia™ for Ladle Heating.

Nexelia™ for Ladle Heating

Nexelia™ for Ladle Heating is an all-in-one gas solution that combines gas (oxygen), process expertise and application equipment for heating ladles before they are filled with molten metals, with the objective to:

  • minimize thermal shock and accelerating heating up time,
  • prevent from damaging of the refractory lining,
  • reduce metal temperature drops in the ladle,
  • accelerate the cleaning of ladles from accumulated oxides at the refractory surface because of the high radiative oxygen/fuel combustion flame.

Your benefits of Nexelia™ for Ladle Heating:

  • improvement of the quality by eliminating thermal stratification in ladle’s charge,
  • energy savings,
  • reduction of refractory lining cost by increasing of its lifetime,
  • lowering of fuel consumption,
  • environmental footprint reduced,
  • full support of our metals experts at every step, from the auditing of your current process to the preliminary and detailed designs of your new solution, as well as its complete implementation, including commissioning, monitoring and maintenance.

Application equipment

For optimal oxy-combustion for metals Air Liquide provides you the following equipment:

  • patented burners,
  • valve trains.

Modeling services

  • 0D mass- and energy-balance calculation tool to evaluate  oxy-combustion benefits thanks to first feasibility studies.