APCOS II is the second generation of a tuyere-based system that operates together with a cupola’s existing oxygen-injection system, and increases the potential for coke savings by eliminating a source of coke loss via gasification.
Since the 1960s, many improvements in cupola technology have enabled the cupola to remain competitive with alternative technologies(Boehm, 2002). However, with the ever-increasing challenges of regulation, energy costs, and charge material availability, the importance of continuing to develop and implement new technologies has never been greater. Five years ago, Air Products renewed efforts on a cupola technology to address rising costs, declining scrap quality, and limited availability of ...
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