Japanese flat-steel producer Shinkansai Steel Co., Ltd has announced plans to implement Italian plant supplier Danieli’s Q-One technology on the 74-ton tapping capacity electric arc furnace in operation at its Sakai plant.

Designed by Danieli Automation, Q-One uses the latest digital power electronics technology to maintain the EAF power-factor values close to unity.

The power-feeding system, that will be installed at Sakai, will have a five-unit configuration with a total maximum power of 54,6 MVA.

By controlling electrical current, voltage and frequency during melting to maintain optimal levels according to changes within the electric furnace, the consumption of electricity and electrodes will be reduced, says Danieli, leading to energy and operating cost savings in the steelmaking process.

The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2024.