Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Page: 15-21
Development of a 30Kg Aluminium Oil-Fired Crucible Furnace Using Locally Sourced Materials
Adeodu Adefemi, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Daniyan Ilesanmi, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Babalola Simeon, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Okojie Favour, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Aderoba Adeyemi, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 22, 2017;       Accepted: Aug. 23, 2017;       Published: Sep. 23, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajma.20170503.11      View  1522      Downloads  57
Abstract
A crucible furnace is a piece of equipment used in the foundry industry for melting metals for casting operations. This research work focuses on the design of a 30-kilogram capacity aluminium crucible furnace that is fired with diesel fuel. The furnace drum has an overall combustion capacity of 0.1404m3. It is fitted with a chimney to allow for the easy escape of combustion gases. The air blower discharges air into the furnace at the rate of 0.3m3/s with an air/fuel ratio of 400:1. The aluminium crucible furnace is designed to consume 4 litres of diesel fuel with a rating of 139000kJ/gallon which is required to completely melt 30-kilogram of aluminium over a period of 18 min. The designed operation temperature range of the aluminium crucible furnace is 500°C to 800°C. The cost of the aluminium crucible furnace is one hundred and eighty-two thousand nine hundred naira (N182, 900.00).
Keywords
Aluminium Metal, Crucible, Efficiency, Furnace, Melting Temperature
To cite this article
Adeodu Adefemi, Daniyan Ilesanmi, Babalola Simeon, Okojie Favour, Aderoba Adeyemi, Development of a 30Kg Aluminium Oil-Fired Crucible Furnace Using Locally Sourced Materials, American Journal of Mechanics and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 15-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajma.20170503.11
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