THE DATA BASE: THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IN NINE SELECTED INDUSTRIES. VOLUME 6: STEEL. FIRST EDITION

The purpose of this study, contained in nine separate volumes, was to provide basic data on energy consumption in industry and to identify opportunities for energy conservation. Each volume is organized into 4 sections: section 1 is an introduction, section 2 describes the methodology employed in the study, section 3 contains executive summary tables of energy consumption data for each of the nine industries examined, and section 4 analyzes the data collected for one specific industry. Volume 6 discusses the material balance and energy consumption data for the production sequence that results in the output of raw steel. Of the primary energy used to produce one ton of raw steel, over 80% is derived from coal. The cost associated with the production of one ton of raw steel is $9.36. Compared with the average price of $87/ton of raw steel, the energy cost represents 10.8% of the steel value. Several items of particular interest are discussed, including the depletion of high grade U.S. ores, the decreasing ratio of coke to pig iron, shifts in steel furnace technology, and new technology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Gordian Associates, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Industrial Programs, 12th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 143 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA-185-D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM