Scrap can be broadly classified into industrial scrap generated in the course of steel processing, home scrap generated at steelworks, dormant scrap comprising of obsolete, broken or worn products of steel consuming industries. It can exist in any form: aluminum scrap, steel scrap, iron scrap, copper scrap, and many more. Why use scrap melting? Scrap melting is used to recycle these metals and bring them back into use.
Why Are Induction Furnaces Suitable For Scrap Melting?
Induction furnaces are an upgraded version of the electro furnaces and are specifically designed for the melting of precious metals, base metals and scrap metals. Not only do induction furnaces prove to be efficient in the melting of scrap, but they are also capable of processing two items at a time, making the whole scrap melting process much easier.
These furnaces use induction heating to produce heat, which is a rather clean, energy-efficient way of producing heat. Therefore, no harmful pollutants are released during the melting process, and induction heating spreads throughout the furnace efficiently allow the heat to be absorbed by scrap in an efficient way.
This speeds up the melting process of scrap metals, which in turn increases the speed of recycling them. Furthermore, induction furnaces also emit a droning noise during the melting process, and the pitch of that noise can be used to identify whether the furnace is working in proper shape.
The best type of induction furnace for scrap melting is the coreless induction furnace. In this furnace, the scrap is placed in a furnace, which is bounded by a water cooled alternating current coil. This water cooled coil creates magnetic flux.