Webinar about the results of the RFCS StackMonitor project

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The decreasing and fluctuating quality of raw materials and the aim to maximise PCI and decrease coke rates force European blast furnaces to operate closer to operational limits. High stack permeability and stable gas distribution become most important. However, the analysis and control of the stack processes is difficult: Hundreds of measurement values are available, but they are distributed around the blast furnace shell and just show indirect information from the outside instead of the real internal process. New measurement techniques deliver very fast, full 2D information of the top (acoustical gas temperature, burden profile radar), but they have not been investigated by research. Instead, the operators are overcharged with even more separate measurement data. No overall process information is available to decide about control actions. The main idea of StackMonitor is to establish a new approach of data processing which couples statistical and kinetic process models with several online measurements. To achieve this aim, online tools for process monitoring, analysis and control are developed and validated.

Webinar Agenda - 12.12.2019

11:00 Introduction to the project (BFI)
11:10 Making use of modern stack monitoring measurement systems - SOMA, 3D top radar (BFI, Dillinger, SZFG)
11:35 Modelling approaches to understand stack phenomena (ABO) 12:00 5 min break
12:00 5 min break
12:05 Ore and coke reactivity for stack modelling (Oulu)
12:30 Online 3D BF modelling of the dry stack zone (BFI, Dillinger, SZFG)
12:55 Discussion


The webinar will be held in Skype Business (not to be confused with the standard skype application). If you don’t have an installation of Skype Business it is also possible to join by a Web App plugin (a link will be provided with the skype invitation).


Please register by e-mail to: hauke.bartusch@bfi.de

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Last updated: 13.12.2019