Silicon Metal Production
The demand for silicon surged 18% in 2021 and is anticipated to rise 9% this year. In many semiconductor market segments, shortages are a result of the surge in demand. Solar power generates just 2% of the world's electricity in 2019, yet the installation of renewable energy sources is at an all-time high, and solar power has historically low production costs. According to the International Energy Agency, solar energy will be able to supply nearly a third of global electricity consumption by 2050. The market for silicon metal was valued at $5.8 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $8.9 billion in 2027 with a CARG of 5.5%.
Aluminum Lance Pipe with General Usage
Daiwa Lance manufactures a variety of oxygen-lance pipes. An oxygen lance pipe called an aluminum lance pipe is used to process silicon metal in order to create solar panels. The primary component used in solar panel production is silicon metal. Along with making oxygen lance pipes, we also make aluminum lance pipes to aid in the creation of solar panels.
Photos of the Silicon Metal and One Part of The Production Plant
Introduction of Daiwa Aluminum Lance Pipe
Daiwa Ceramic Coating Lance Pipe (CC) is used basically in the production of silicon metal. However, iron (Fe) becomes impure when it dissolves into silicon metal, so Daiwa CC lance cannot be used with the highest effectiveness for production that requires high-purity silicon metal.
Therefore, the aluminum pipe is used for better purity of silicon metal, but the melting point of aluminum is lower than that of iron, so aluminum pipes alone cannot serve as lance pipes. Daiwa Aluminum Lance Pipe, which is produced from an aluminum pipe with ceramic coating, applies a thick refractory coating to the aluminum pipe by a special method and develops and supplies products suitable for silicon metal production.
Photo of Samples of Daiwa Aluminum Lance with Coating and No Coating
ConclusionA thick refractory coating is applied to the aluminum pipe by a unique technology at Daiwa Aluminum Lance Pipe, which is made of aluminum pipe with ceramic coating, and develops and provides goods appropriate for the manufacturing of silicon metal. Customers that use Daiwa Aluminum Lance Pipe may increase their productivity and high purity of Silicon Metal Manufacturing.
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