Meltshop Fume Collection System Study

Client: Gerdau MACSTEEL

Location: Jackson, MI

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
Meltshop Fume Collection System Study
CFD Predicted Canopy Hood Performance
Meltshop Fume Collection System Study
CFD Model Meltshop Geometry
Project History

Study Complete
Basic Engineering
Detail Engineering

July, 2008
April, 2009
April, 2010

Meltshop Air Pollution Control System Evaluation (Evraz)6percent Opacity Study