Computational Study of Blast Furnace Cooling Stave using Heat Transfer Analysis
Akash Shrivastava1, R.L. Himte2

1Akash Shrivastava, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), India.
2Dr. R.L. Himte, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), India.

Manuscript received on 15 November 2012 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 November 2012 | Manuscript Published on 30 November 2012 | PP: 9-15 | Volume-1 Issue-6, November 2012 | Retrieval Number: E0313101612/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Reliable furnace cooling technology is a domain of increasing concern to the metallurgical industry as it can significantly increase process intensities, productivity and campaign times of furnaces. Although there are many advantages in using cooling systems, they also impose a variety of problems mainly related to safety, heat losses and sustainability of the operations. The choice of cooling system is hence a matter of trade-offs and differs for every metallurgical application. This paper gives a systemic study and review of blast furnace cooling stave lining materials used in the metallurgical industries based on heat transfer analysis. Additionally, the paper describes a model which will be modeled and implemented using Pro- E modeling software. The model will further be utilized for the analysis of the behavior of lining materials at different loads through heat transfer analysis by finite element method software called ANSYS. In this study two different types of bricks like silicon carbide brick and high alumina bricks will be taken for the lining material of the blast furnace cooling stave as well as two different types of skull is considered, in which the first is having negligible thickness and the other one is having certain thickness, (thickness in mm is considered), so, with these two skulls, the heat transfer analysis will be done at different temperatures (loads) from 773k to 1573k in order to compare which lining will give better results than the other.
Keywords: Blast Furnace, Cooling Stave, Heat Transfer Analysis, Thermal Stress Field.

Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer.