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Pool power control in remelting systems

United States Patent

December 13, 2011
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An apparatus for and method of controlling a remelting furnace comprising adjusting current supplied to an electrode based upon a predetermined pool power reference value and adjusting the electrode drive speed based upon the predetermined pool power reference value.
Williamson; Rodney L. (Albuquerque, NM), Melgaard; David K. (Albuquerque, NM), Beaman; Joseph J. (Austin, TX)
11/ 501,198
August 8, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.