Indian Copper Development Centre (ICDC) organized the seminar on “Energy & Metal Conservation During Melting of Copper & Copper Alloys” in Mumbai on 20th June, 2013. The seminar was attended by about sixty participants from various parts of the country. They included the suppliers of melting furnace, refractories, back-up insulations, fluxes, measuring instruments and copper & copper alloy product manufacturers as also primary copper producers, etc.
During the Opening Session, Mr. Indrajit Mukherjee, Metallurgist, ICDC, while welcoming the participants, also highlighted the main objective of organizing this seminar.
Mr. S.J. Kanal, Chairman, Shree Balaji Industrial Corporation, presided over the Opening Session. In his Presidential Address he complimented ICDC for providing dedicated service to the copper industry. He emphasized on the visible change on ICDC’s activities which has become more focused on solving industry’s technical problems, which affect profitability and ultimate sustainability. He also appreciated the theme of the seminar in the present context and explained how the conservation of metal and energy directly ensure survival and growth of the industry.
Mr. Umang Jain, Asst. General Manger, Agrawal Metal Works Pvt. Ltd., addressed the participants and mentioned how the industry should gear up to prevent energy and metal loss, thereby striving for producing product of “highest quality at lowest price”.
Dr. D. De Sarkar, CEO, ICDC proposed the Vote of Thanks. He highlighted the need for closer interaction between the technology / equipment suppliers and the actual users for mutual benefit.
Dr. D. De Sarkar and Mr. S.K. Mongia of Fouress Enterprises chaired the two Technical Sessions respectively. Following papers were presented during the two Technical Sessions. Presentation of each paper was followed by very interactive and informative discussions.
Dignitaries sitting on the dais during the Opening Session (L-R) Mr. I. Mukherjee, Mr. S.J. Kanal, Mr. Umang Jain & Dr. D. De Sarkar
Mr. B.G. Shah of Pioneer Furnaces Ltd., presenting his paper
Mr. Chetan Gosalia of Inductotherm (India) Pvt. Ltd., answering the questions from the participants during he interactive session
A view of the audience
The following papers were presented during the technical session :
· Optimization of Energy in Induction Furnace for Non-Ferrous Metal
by B. G. Shah & Chetan Gosalia, Pioneer Furnaces Ltd., Vadodara
· Copper & Copper Alloy Melting and Casting Through Advanced Induction Technology
by P. D. Chaubal, Inductotherm (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
· Development of Corrosion Resistant DVM SILICA MIX B CU 7 for Copper-based Alloys
by Debaprasad Choudhuri, Calderys India Refractories Limited, Pune
· Cost Reduction in Copper & Copper Alloy Casting by Proper Selection of Melting Additives and Filtration & Feeding Practice
by Shrikant Bhat, Foseco India Ltd., Pune
· Additives for Copper and Copper Alloy Melting
by Manish Sheth, Hetpan Overseas, Mumbai
· Energy Conservation by Instrumentation and Process Control
by Vishwas Kale, Vijayesh Instruments, Pvt. Ltd., Pune
· Energy Conservation Through Upgraded Insulation for Copper Industry
by N. Srinivas, Lloyd Insulations (India) Limited, Mumbai
· Quality Control – A Useful Tool for Energy and Metal Conservation
by Dr. D. De Sarkar, Indian Copper Development Centre, Kolkata