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Investigations on flexible ladle preheating procedures using plasma heated refractory

This workshop is for you working in process industry, designing industrial equipments or engaged in research and development. Get some first results from a plasma heater test rig with a full-scale steelmaking ladle.

Time: Thu 2023-05-11 14.00 - 17.00

Location: Online and on-site at Politecnico Di Bari, 1st Floor (Piano 1), Room 2 (Stanza 2)

Language: English

Participating: Björn Glaser and more

About the workshop

The current RFCS pilot and demonstration project PLASMAPILOT investigates the necessities, technical requirements and opportunities of ladle preheating procedures using plasma by combining measurements, numerical modelling of ladle preheating processes and pilot trials at a plasma heater test rig with a fullscale steelmaking ladle. First results will be presented on assessment of plasma technology with regards to economic and environmental benefits, together with results from plant trials and laboratory investigations on refractory lifetime.

Target audience

  • Process industry representatives
  • Developers and designers of industrial equipments
  • R&D experts focused on the development of materials and processes
  • Research organization members

Program and speakers

  • 14:00–14:30: Introduction and presentation of the project (KTH)
  • 14:30–15:00: Preheating of full scale steelmaking ladle–results from pilot plant trials (Scanarc)
  • 15:15–15:45: Modelling of ladle preheating (KTH)
  • 15:45–16:15: Assessment of economic and environmental benefits (Poliba)

Welcome to join on-site in Bari, Italy or online! 

Address: Politecnico Di Bari, 1st Floor (Piano 1), Room 2 (Stanza 2), Department Of Mechanics, Mathematics & Management, Via Orabona 4 - 70125, Bari - Italy.

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent out before the workshop to the registered participants.

Sign up here by May 5



Sidenor Aceros Especiales

Scanarc Plasma Technologies

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Politecnico di Bari


This project has received funding from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel under grant agreement No. 899223. Views and opinions are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Belongs to: School of Industrial Engineering and Management
Last changed: Apr 25, 2023