Services for Graphite and Carbon Electrodes

Our competences

SGL Group provides a global network of experts for the steelmaking process and all services around graphite electrodes. We have considerable expertise in product as well as process management, with a focus on delivering statistically-valid results. The vast collection of experience within our team ensures that solutions and ideas are always well-founded. And we know all EAF applications in the world, having delivered electrodes to more than 2000 EAFs in 80 countries.

Our core competences are in:

  • Electrode
  • Process Know-How
  • Expertise in Applications
  • PROfessional PROjects

What we do

What we offer goes far beyond "standard" product-related services.
We help our customers to:

  • Identify problems before they happen
  • Increase furnace productivity
  • Increase people productivity by training
  • Implement SGL PRO projects in partnerships with customers

Our services

Our services are tailored to each customer’s specific situation and need, and can encompass:

  • Product monitoring
  • Performance analysis
  • Inventory control
  • On-site storage management
  • Inspection of accessories
  • Monitoring of electric arc furnaces
  • Customized reporting (interaction with customer’s data - PLCs)
  • Tailor-made data analysis

In addition, we help customers improve furnace productivity with a range of value-adding services such as:

  • Consumption model – to check
    theoretical and real consumption data
  • Calculation of productivity increase
  • Recommendations for EAF design and
    operational questions
  • Furnace start-up assistance
  • Electrical energy modeling
  • Regulation tuning
  • Hydraulics
  • Power (melting) profiles


SGL Group is the global leader in Graphite Electrodes for Electric Arc Furnaces. PRO stands for PROfessional and for PROjects. The SGL Group Team develops partnerships with customers in order to collaborate and achieve improved customer results on a jointly agreed project scope.

Highly qualified and experienced SGL Group personnel employ Six Sigma techniques along with the customer’s own experience to find solutions applicable to the unique situation of the particular customer. Our goal is to reach a win-win situation. We believe that a project has only been successful if our customer is totally satisfied with the improvements achieved on completion of the project.

SGL PRO projects do not cover just electrodes but also everything around the EAF process. Successful projects carried out so far are related to topics such as:

  • Higher efficiency
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Productivity increases
  • Carbon / oxygen injection
  • Chemical energy optimization
  • Foamy slag
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