SMARTEC a technological package to reduce electrode consumption

24 May 2019

SMARTEC is an advanced cooling electrode system that dynamically regulates air/water flow through electrode cooling rings. It consists of a valve stand and a set of optimised electrode cooling rings that are controlled by dedicated proprietary automation software.
This dynamic control, during every melting phase, significantly increases the efficiency and effectiveness of electrode cooling, compared to the standard practice of using a fixed amount of cooling water.

  • Dynamic adjustment of the water cooling flow according to the requirements of the melting profile.
  • Increased availability of the cooling rings due to a design that prevents clogging and deformation.
  • Electrode-consumption reduction can be up to 15%.
  • Reduction of OPEX.

SMARTEC is proven technology that has been installed in almost 40 plants worldwide achieving the most efficient electrode cooling.