In May was delivered to TECNALIA the WPT (Wireless Power Transfer) lab scale prototype of 100 kW for iron and steel Sectors. This systems will be tested over a Furnace provided by ONDARLAN.
Although the system is designed to be used to maintain the metal molten, it will be tested to melt iron and steel.
One of the key challenge is that the inductive behavior of the metal molten varies significantly, and the WPT should work on the same frequency that the furnace in order to keep the efficiency at a maximum level. To achieve this aim the power electronics has been a crucial part of the design.
During the month of June and July will be done the start-up and testing of the WPT and the furnace, once that the whole system is validated will be tackled the scale up to a 500 kW system.