graphite block in arc furnace

Pubdate: 07-08 2021

Discussion on raw material performance characteristics of graphite block in arc furnace

Anthracite is the main raw material of the graphite block in arc furnace. The performance of anthracite is related to the performance of the graphite block in arc furnace. Therefore, it is necessary to understand and discuss the performance of anthracite to ensure the quality of the graphite block in arc furnace. my country’s anthracite is mainly distributed in Shanxi, Ningxia and Guizhou. Shanxi is the producing area of ​​anthracite, and Shanxi anthracite is mainly produced in Yangquan City and Jincheng City. Anthracite is an indispensable raw material for the carbon industry. It is mainly used for semi-graphite cathode carbon blocks, electric furnace carbon blocks, blast furnace carbon blocks, carbon electrodes and various pastes. Researching and discussing the various properties of anthracite is very beneficial for improving the quality of carbon products.

graphite block in arc furnace

We have been engaged in carbon work for many years. We have dealt with anthracite in the early 1980s until now. We have visited many places in Yangquan and Jincheng in Shanxi to learn about, inspect, sample, test, compare and analyze, and have accumulated a lot of data on anthracite. The data, and at the same time more than 20 years of use practice, can further research and verify various data of anthracite. Data based on practical tests are convincing. The performance data of anthracite that we have accumulated are now sorted out for the reference of colleagues. We welcome corrections and discussions with colleagues.

It can be seen from Table 1 that the true specific gravity, low ash and high sulfur content of anthracite in Yangquan area, Shanxi; high true specific gravity, high ash content and low sulfur content in Jincheng area. The difference in the properties of anthracite in different regions should be related to the geological age of the formation of anthracite. Since the raw coal in the Jincheng area is really heavier than the raw coal in the Yangquan area, it can explain why the strength of the anthracite in the Jincheng area is good, and why the anthracite in the Jincheng area has good oxidation resistance. Therefore, in the production process, if electric furnace carbon blocks and blast furnace carbon blocks are produced, first consider using calcined anthracite in Jincheng area.

The industrial application of anthracite carbon needs to be calcined before it can be used. To discuss the performance of anthracite, it is necessary to analyze various data of calcined anthracite. The data we use is the data of anthracite produced by ordinary calcining method.

There are some differences in the properties of anthracite after high temperature calcination. The sulfur content of calcined anthracite in Yangquan area hardly increased, and the specific resistance is 17% lower than that of calcined anthracite in Jincheng, which may be related to the ash composition of anthracite. Therefore, in the production process, if the graphite block in arc furnace and carbon electrode are produced first Consider using calcined anthracite from Yangquan area.

Understanding their performance is to improve the quality of the product and make better use. Sometimes it is not better to use the combination of the two.


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