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Improvements in energy consumption and environmental impact by novel single shot melting process for casting

Salonitis, Konstantinos, Jolly, Mark R., Zeng, Binxu and Ahmad Mehrabi, Hamid (2016) Improvements in energy consumption and environmental impact by novel single shot melting process for casting. Journal of Cleaner Production, 137. pp. 1532-1542. ISSN 0959-6526

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The CRIMSON (Constrained Rapid Induction Melting Single Shot Up-Casting) method uses a rapid in-duction furnace to melt just enough metal for a single mould rather than bulk melting used in traditionalcasting process. The molten metal is then transferred to a computerecontrolled platform to completethe counter-gravity upfilling. The highly controlled metalflow is pushed into the mould tofinish thepouring and solidification. In the present paper the energy saving capability of CRIMSON approach iscompared with conventional sand casting process. The paper focuses on the energy and resource effi-ciency optimization of casting stages through simulation and life cycle assessment analysis simulation forproposing alternative means for the better performance of such processes. It is proven that the CRIMSONprocess can produce high quality castings with higher energy efficiency and lower environmental impact.©2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license(

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Depositing User: Michelle Marshall


Item ID: 10769
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ISSN: 0959-6526
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 14:28
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:02


Author: Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi ORCID iD
Author: Konstantinos Salonitis
Author: Mark R. Jolly
Author: Binxu Zeng

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Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering > The Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice



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