The 5th European Steel Technology and Application Days
The 5th annual European Steel Technology and Application Days (ESTAD), focused on all technical aspects within the six main fields of steel technology, including ironmaking, steelmaking, rolling and forging, steel materials and their application, additive manufacturing and surface technologies, industry 4.0, and environment and energy. Click here to view the full conference program.
Predicting Blast Furnace Reline Timing: Methods, Results, and Comparisons
In this presentation, Rachel Santini and Mitchell Henstock discuss technologies that allow for the accurate timing of blast furnace relines. This includes a discussion of the scientific methods used to measure refractory thickness, and the strengths/weaknesses associated with each method. A real-world case study is then used to demonstrate the power of accurate blast furnace reline timing.
This presentation is an interactive conversation between Winnie Ying, plant manager, Maria Tibbo, blast furnace manager, and Harris Cornett, non-destructive testing consultant. The discussion explores some new developments in the monitoring of blast furnace refractory linings.
Mathematical Model of Induration Furnaces for Optimization and Digitization Applications
A predictive, three-dimensional, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model synchronized with a one-dimensional gas network model has been developed that is adaptable to a range of machine configurations and sizes. The model includes heat and mass transfer in the pellets and process gas, pellets drying, heterogeneous reactions, and combustion reactions for straight-grate as well as grate-kiln machines. The mathematical model can be tuned against data from a particular operating plant, and once