Consteel© EAF and conventional EAF: a comparison in maintenance practices

  • F. Memoli
  • A. Grasselli
  • C. Giavani


The present paper highlights the main differences between Consteel® and conventional EAF technologies

regarding scheduled and unscheduled maintenance practices. The study has been made on the basis of data
collected in plants with high maintenance standards and more than 10 years of operational experience.
These data have been analyzed and organized in a comparison table where they have been associated with the
relevant maintenance costs. The comparison shows that the Consteel® technology achieves a significant
reduction in the overall maintenance costs compared to a conventional EAF.