rogesa dillingen, image: ROGESA
rogesa dillingen, image: ROGESA

Blast furnace Dillingen: energy saving measures through less light

The fact that energy efficiency and resource conservation at the steel location in Dillingen are very important is now also “visible” from the outside: From now on, blast furnace 4 and blast furnace 5 will significantly reduce ROGESA blast furnace lighting.

The fact that energy efficiency and resource conservation at the steel location in Dillingen are very important is now also “visible” from the outside: From now on, blast furnace 4 and blast furnace 5 will significantly reduce ROGESA blast furnace lighting. In the future, a large part of the stoves will only be illuminated when necessary.

While the lower part, on which personnel are regularly deployed, remains illuminated at night, the lighting on the so-called upper furnace is only switched on when it is necessary to walk on it in individual cases, such as maintenance and repairs.

Compared to the energy requirements of production plants, this is a smaller item, but it is a visible sign of responsible use of energy. This saves a total of approximately 150.000 kWh, in addition to the savings already achieved by converting to LED lighting as part of the relining of Blast Furnace 4 in 2016. This measure is one of numerous energy efficiency measures at the Dillingen steel site and part of the energy saving program ECO 5 (Energy Cost Optimization) launched this year, with which Dillinger's energy costs are sustainable
to be reduced by 5%. On the one hand, ECO 5 aims to sensitize employees to the topic of energy efficiency, and on the other hand, to leverage energy saving potential through technical improvements.

Dillinger has been working according to an energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 for many years. In June 2017, the Saarland steel industry and the Saarhütten association launched the energy efficiency network ESta (energy efficiency with steel) with the aim of completing the already existing diverse activities
to further strengthen in the area of ​​energy saving

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