Steel production

Maximize heat exchanger energy efficiency in steel production


The process of creating alumina, stainless steel, and carbon steel in the steel production industry relies on the transformation of raw materials like iron ore, coal, and limestone. This transformation occurs through critical procedures such as smelting and refining. Within this intricate process, heat exchangers emerge as pivotal components at numerous phases of steel manufacturing. Their role? To markedly diminish the use of energy, amplify the recovery of waste heat, and drive the sector towards greater sustainability.

Steel production

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Steel Production

Exploring the steel production industry and the use of heat exchangers

Exploring the steel production industry and the use of heat exchangers

Alumina production

The process of extracting aluminum requires energy-intensive procedures, including digestion, evaporation, and heating of the liquor. Manufacturers require a thorough know-how process that ensures highly reliable equipment involving heat exchangers to optimize performance, decrease downtime and increase profitability. 

Green steel

Sustainable or low-carbon steel employs eco-friendly production methods, such as direct reduced iron (DRI) to reduce carbon emissions, unlike the traditional, energy-intensive blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) method, which heavily depends on coking coal and significantly increases CO2 emissions. Tranter’s plate heat exchangers play an essential part in reducing CO2 emissions from steel plants through post combustion carbon capture and to recover the waste heat from the steel production process.

Stainless steel

Heat exchangers are utilized in electric arc furnaces (EAFs) and basic oxygen furnaces (BOFs), which are common methods for smelting and refining stainless steel scrap or raw materials such as iron ore, nickel, and chromium.

Steel production

Steel production is crucial, transforming iron and carbon into steel with traces of manganese, chromium, nickel, and vanadium, all facilitated by heat exchangers.

Stove regenerators

Blast furnaces typically use regenerative stoves to preheat the blast air before it enters the furnace. Heat exchangers within these regenerative systems recover waste heat from the hot off-gases leaving the furnace and transfer it to incoming cold air, improving energy efficiency and reducing fuel consumption.


Exploring carbon capture and green hydrogen?

To reach the NetZero goals, refineries are looking to reduce the CO2 emissions. Post combustion CO2 capture to refineries involves removing CO2 from gas streams using continuous absorption with regenerable solvents, crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change. Tranter leads in providing heat exchangers for carbon capture, ensuring your plant operates safely and reliably.

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Tranter heat exchangers in green hydrogen production

Tranter’s compact plate heat exchangers are used in various energy intense industrial applications. Let’s take a look at how plate heat exchangers can be used in the production of green hydrogen and in the hydrogen value chain. 


Innovation and development

Driven by sustainable and efficient design innovations, our Research and Development team focuses on enhancing thermal-hydraulic performance, pressure capabilities, and materials science to advance heat exchanger technology.

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Our comprehensive understanding of heat exchangers goes beyond just maintenance and usage. We offer tailored recommendations and innovative solutions to optimize your system's performance, reduce energy consumption, and extend the lifespan of your equipment. Our goal is to not only enhance your operational efficiency but also to ensure the long-term health and reliability of your heat exchangers. Trust Tranter to provide expert insights that keep your systems running smoothly and cost-effectively.

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