Ferriere Nord, part of the Pittini Group, installed a 120 t electric arc furnace for its Osoppo (Udine) meltshop. Techint Technologies, Milano, Italy, commissioned the furnace during January 2003. Techint's digital electrode regulation system (TDRH) including harmonic control and a KT powder injection system have been integrated into the existing meltshop. Techint's technology and equipment reportedly has reduced graphite electrode consumption by 0.2 kg/t and increased furnace productivity to more than 130 t/h after a few weeks of operation.