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Advantages of LPG in Aluminium Melting

Aluminium is one of the most widely used metals in various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, construction, and packaging. It has many desirable properties, such as high strength, lightweight, corrosion resistance, and recyclability. 

However, aluminium also requires a high amount of energy to melt and process, which poses a challenge to the industry's environmental and economic sustainability. Therefore, choosing a cleaner and more efficient fuel for aluminium melting is crucial to reducing the carbon emission and improving the quality of the product.

Aluminium Melting

Aluminium melting is the process of heating solid aluminium to its liquid state, with a melting point of around 660 degrees Celsius. The liquid aluminium can then be cast into different forms, depending on the desired product. The quality of the aluminium melting process depends on factors like purity of the metal, the temperature control, the furnace design, and the fuel type. The fuel type affects not only the energy efficiency and cost of the process but also the emissions and the environmental impact of the industry.

Industries often use fuels like Furnace Oil, Light Diesel Oil and High-speed diesel for melting of aluminium, which results in non-uniformity in temperature, harmful pollutants, and high maintenance costs. It is important to choose a clean burning fuel to improve the overall efficiency and ensure product quality. But, why LPG? 

Benefits of Using LPG for Aluminium Melting

Here's why LPG is the best choice for industrial operations. 

1. Superior Thermal Efficiency: LPG combustion is more complete, offering higher calorific value and reducing energy wastage. 
Lower Emissions: LPG burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, resulting in fewer greenhouse gases and pollutants. 

2. Consistent Precision Heat: LPG provides uniform heat and reducing metal wastage. Better temperature control making it ideal to achieve and maintain aluminium melting point consistently. 

3. Operational Flexibility: Fast start-stop functionality for better heat control.

4. Cost-Effectiveness: Efficient combustion and lower maintenance make LPG economical over time.

Switching to LPG from other fuels may require some modifications and adjustments in the furnace design and operation. This is where SUPERGAS can help. 

SUPERGAS is a leading provider of LPG solutions and services for various industrial applications, including aluminium melting by offering SR-grade LPG, which is specially formulated for industrial use with a consistent composition and quality. Along with assisting industries in switching to LPG smoothly, SUPERGAS also offers technical support and guidance for the installation, conversion, storage solutions and maintenance of LPG systems, as well as safety training and audits for the staff. 

Reach out to us at 9121177930 or send your queries to industrialsupport@supergas.com for all your industrial fuel needs.