Special Technological Furnace with an Electrothermal Fluidized Layer at a Temperature of 2000-2500°C

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Furnace with an electrothermal fluidized layer, screw feeder and loading bunker, 3d model

Materials Research Centre developes two-stage technology for calcination of petroleum coke, which includes the first stage of heating of coke to a temperature of 900-1200 ° C in order to remove the bulk of the volatile products and to ensure consistent quality of coke and second stage high-temperature processing in coke furnace with an electrothermal fluidized layer at a temperature of 2000-2500 ° C.

As a result of high-temperature treatment the content of harmful impurities provide an opportunity to obtain high carbon product that can be used in metallurgy, and chemical production.

Results of additional testings, obtained by MRC, showed that the most promising is to use calcinated coke as raw material. It has a reduced electrical resistance, to realize the process of heating by direct passing a current through a layer of material that can provide recycling of the heat of the finished product. This reduces the cleaning gases, as well as the possibility of a significant increase the processing temperature of coke.

Before the manufacturing of the furnace  were provided analitical calculations, stress and thermal analysis, optimization of the equipment parts or process, CAD design and 3d visualization.

Igor Barsukov (American Energy Technologies Company, USA), Upendra S. Rohatgi (Brookhaven National Laboratory), MRC Director O. Gogotsi, project manager M.Gubinskiy (DMetAU), STCU Deputy Executive Director (USA) Vic Korsun, August 2013

 From left to right: project manager M.Gubinskyi (NMetAU, Igor Barsukov (American Energy Technologies Company, USA), Upendra S. Rohatgi (Brookhaven National Laboratory), MRC Director O. Gogotsi, Vic Korsun (STCU Deputy Executive Director (USA) )

3D visualization of the c  with additional units (screw feeder, loading bin) and special welding assembly device

Manufacturing of the furnace, its technological parts

manufacturing of the furnace

Anticorrosion painting of the furnace

Final painting of the furnace

Refractory lining of the furnace

manufactured and assambled graphite lining and electrodes of the furnace

 

 

 

 

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