6% Opacity Study

Client: Gerdau Ameristeel

Location: Sand Springs, OK

Recommend modifications designed to ensure the client can maintain compliance with the EPA opacity mandate while continuing operation of the furnaces in the existing meltshop.

  • Meltshop CFD Analysis
    • Evaluate impact of various building modifications on canopy hood capture efficiency
    • Determine required canopy hood exhaust rate to achieve emission targets
  • Furnace Process Optimization
    • Develop recommendations to improve EAF energy efficiency and improve furnace productivity
    • Recommend process modifications design to reduce EAF emissions
  • Conceptual drawings to illustrate the recommended modifications
  • Order of magnitude cost estimate for the recommended modifications
6percent Opacity Study
CFD Model Geometry
Project History

Study Completed

February, 2009

Meltshop Fume Collection System StudyEAF Off Gas System Modifications Engineering