Problem statement

  • Premature closing of the slide gate leads to excessive residue of metal in the ladle and losses
  • In case of later closing of the slide gate, slag gets into the continuously cast billet which leads to the reduction of metal quality

Solution

  • Give recommendations to the operator about the necessity to close the slide gate earlier taking into account operator reaction time and the time when the slide gate activates
  • Automatic closing mode for the slide gate is foreseen

Effects

Guarantee of the specified product quality
Reduction of metal sorting
Reducing the total amount of scrap

Other Solutions

Metal temperature prediction model for steel-pouring and tundish ladles

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Effects

  • Reduction of electrode and electric power supply consumption at the ladle furnace
CCM

Optimisation of decarburization process at the vacuum degasser

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Effects

  • Reduction of vacuum treatment process duration
  • Reduction of material, technical and power resources

Intelligent thermal profile monitoring system

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Effects

  • Reduces the influence of the human factor
  • Gives an objective assessment of the technical condition
  • Helps in decision making
  • Generates the thermal profile of the object and detects anomalies
  • Performs scanning, analysis of the lining and the parameters affecting it and predicts the remaining life (wear condition prediction module)