Strategic & Critical

29 Oct.,2022


700mm UHP Graphite Electrode

As of today, the most efficient way to recycle steel is the electric arc furnace (EAF). The steel is produced by passing high currents through huge graphite electrodes into the scrap. Between two of our graphite electrodes flows about as much current as through 200,000 light bulbs. Using graphite electrodes allows obtaining such high temperatures to melt the steel scrap and to ensure the steel qualities of the recycled steel. Graphite electrodes are an integral part of the latest steel recycling technology and given the increased use of steel in infrastructure around the world, graphite electrodes will continue to be required to save resources for the future. Compared to steel making via the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) graphite electrodes used in EAFs contribute to a reduction of 84 million mt of CO2 emissions per year in the EU- ,equivalent to emissions from 28 million passenger cars.