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EAF/LMF Cable Protection for Steel Makers

A lot of EAF water-cooled power cables come through the shop showing signs of extreme wear and tear. There's no avoiding it, steel making environments are demanding on equipment. The dirt, heat, and collisions are inevitable. Typically, failed cables suffer from ambient heat, molten metal splash and spills, and chaffing and/or friction. A variety of…

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Constant Flow Ring terminal design

CFR rings are a must for swivel nut terminal designs

The lifeblood of any induction melting system is coolant. Loss of coolant in an induction system creates all kinds of issues, and none of them are good. We see a lot of coolant flow disasters come through the shop. To ensure coolant flow at I2r POWER, we employ the Constant Flow Ring (CFR) in our…

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3 Tests to ensure your spare Induction Power Cable performs

I'm often asked by customers, "How will I know my induction power cable is going to work when needed?" There's a lot of money spent on spare components, and power cables are no exception. When they are needed, they are NEEDED! And if the cables don't work when required, it can be catastrophic. There are…

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Avoid EAF Cable Failure by Relieving Torsion!

A majority of the electric arc furnace power cables we inspect have the most damage at the transformer vault end of the cable. The copper conductor package and heavy cover hose typically have suffered excessive wear due to torsional force or twisting of the cable when the conductor arms and furnace roof swings back and…

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What happens during a cable inspection?

Steps go something like this: You send in your used induction power cable. We'll open it up. Remove the cover hose. We'll expose the conductor. But more importantly, I believe there's a deeper understanding that power cables can give us. Power cables are the arteries of an induction melting system. Just like high blood pressure…

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Maching copper bus

Work In Progess: Intricate Bus for Tight Quarters

Custom Bus for Tight Quarters Problem: This high capacity titanium producer was facing limited space for a bus system carrying 40,000 amps and it's cooling interconnections in a new Vacuum Arc Remelt (VAR) system. Solution: Using modeling software, I2r POWER engineers were able to design a series of cooling passages for a large section of bus. Heat…

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Notable Project: Haynes International’s new power pass thru assembly

Haynes International – Kokomo, IN Replacement Pass Thru Assembly Problem: Haynes International needed a new replacement for their 10-ton vacuum master melt furnace. We are all for having spare parts on hand for emergencies! Solution: I2r POWER engineers and designers make power efficiency improvements to pass through assemblies to ensure controlled atmosphere integrity, and they…

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COVID-19 Update: March 24

Open and available to serve I2r POWER meets the government qualifications of “Essential Business and Operations” and will remain open to serve our customers and partners. Sunday afternoon the Ohio Department of Health issued a Stay at Home Order requiring “All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity.” This order went into effect…

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COVID-19 Update: March 16

Doing all we can to keep your operations up and running Our sincerest thanks for the opportunity to serve you. As you are no doubt keeping yourself informed, we are also monitoring the latest reports from Ohio’s Department of Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).…

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