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Implementation of an Organic Rankine cycle on a Stepping furnace
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this master thesis an implementation of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) on a stepping furnace in a steel mill is modeled and proposed. The study is a case study at the company Štore&STEEL d.o.o. with intentions of realization. In a steel mill a stepping furnace is used to preheat the steel billets for later forging. The stepping furnace is gas fired and already has recuperation of the inlet air implemented. Still there is high temperature of the stack after recuperation, which makes application of an ORC worth of researching and modeling.First the flue gas over one year of furnace operation is analyzed in terms of temperature and volumetric flow. Mass flow and heat capacity are calculated. A layout of an ORC is proposed and modeled in IPSEpro for different temperatures of the flue gas resulting in different output powers and efficiencies. For each temperature an economic viability calculation with the method of reference cost of electric energy is done.The results are presented and the best design and conditions are proposed. The results of the thesis proved that further detailed measurements and calculation are worthwhile , as the flue gas from the stepping furnace has satisfactory conditions to make an application of an Organic Rankine cycle viable. Also the least ammount of state support to fulfill the companies conditions on return of investment is calculated and presented. Finally there are additional measurements and calculations suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Organic Rankine cycle, Stepping furnace, Reheat furnace
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147933OAI: diva2:733487
Educational program
Master of Science - Sustainable Energy Engineering
Jeklarska sejna soba, Železarska cesta 3, Štore (English)
Available from: 2014-07-22 Created: 2014-07-09 Last updated: 2014-07-22Bibliographically approved

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