Director (Special Project), Inductotherm., Australia
Graham Cooper currently works as a consultant to Inductotherm, providing training and sales support to Inductotherm Companies in Asia. In recent years Graham made technical presentations at a number conferences organised by Foundry Groups in India and abroad. Graham retired as the Managing Director of Inductotherm Europe on December 31st 2009. Prior to his move to Europe Graham was the Director of Asia Pacific for Inductotherm Corporation from 1988 to 2004. During this time Graham was responsible for the development of the Chinese market for Inductotherm. This included employing and training sales and service personnel, opening a representative office in Shanghai and ultimately obtaining a business licence for the Inductotherm Group in China.
Graham joined Inductotherm’s start-up company in Australia in 1968 Where he started as a Service Engineer. He left Inductotherm in 1974 and, after a time working for an Inductotherm customer, started up Tercel Engineering Services Pty Ltd in New Zealand. Tercel Engineering operated as foundry supply company. Among its varied activities it represented Inductotherm. In 1988 he sold Tercel Engineering and rejoined Inductotherm. Prior to joining Inductotherm in 1968 Graham worked with Birlec Major the Australian operation of the UK group that manufactured induction furnaces in an agreement with Junker of Germany from 1964 to 1968.
Topic: Bigger Capacity Steel Melt Shop Through Induction Furnace Route
Abstract: The presentation summarizes the position of the coreless induction furnace as a melting unit for “Micro” steel mills with production levels up to 1 million tonnes per year. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the induction furnace. Ancillary equipment such as charging systems, fume collection, slag removal and refractory selection are also covered. The types of power supplies, the furnace construction and equipment combinations are presented. The factors that will influence energy usage are discussed. Included is a summary of the performance of equipment able to provide 1 million tonnes per year.