45º Ironmaking / 16º Iron Ore / 3º Agglomeration — vol. 45, num.45 (2015)
This paper presents the TMT “3D TopScan” profilemeter, which is a Radar-based profilemeter that measures the total burden surface within a few seconds and on a continuous basis. This equipment is based on an electronically steered solid-state radar scanner, such that a very large amount of surface data is collected within short time intervals. These new electronically steered antenna systems are the key to meet the demands for both accuracy and speed. The TMT probe is installed at a fixed location at the top cone, such that it does not interfere with the charging, enabling a continuous measurement and a compact design. Blast furnace charging optimization can be achieved based on its measurement data. The burden surface is continuously measured every few seconds, enabling the blast furnace operator to detect any details including asymmetries or irregularities in the surface pattern. A variety of process analysis tools are available. Due to the continuous and fast measurement, the burden descent speed can be supervised without process interruption on an ongoing basis. More accurate process models (layer models) than ever are obtained which fully consider the unsymmetries. This technology, developed by TMT Tapping Measuring Technology, is successfully in operation at Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH at their blast furnace B. The probe and the data evaluation tools combine today’s technological capabilities in measurement technology with the practical requirements of blast furnace operation.
Blast furnace process control, Burden and charging model, Probe, Process efficiency
Stumper, Jean François;
Cruz, Daniel Bastos Martins.
3D TOPSCAN: THE NEW THREE-DIMENSIONAL RADAR PROFILEMETER FOR BLAST FURNACES
In: 45º Ironmaking / 16º Iron Ore / 3º Agglomeration,
Rio de Janeiro,
ISSN: 2594-357X , DOI 10.5151/4444-4444-27422