Electrics & Automation for Steelplants
ISEC – SMART ELECTRODE CONTROL – A STEP CLOSER TO YOUR SMART PROCESS
IMPROVE YOUR FURNACE – OPTIMIZE YOUR PROCESS BASED ON ACTUAL & HISTORICAL DATA
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ISEC – SMART ELECTRODE CONTROL:
The proper working point for each furnace is essential to achieve an optimal electric power input.
Individual customized analysis
Individual customized reporting
|ISEC cabinet||Stainless steel, 480 x 690 x 330mm (wxhxd) approx. 40kg|
|UI-box||Stainless steel, 500 x 500 x 300mm (wxhxd) approx. 20kg|
|Power supply||230 VAC (1A)|
|Main cylce time||< 10 ms|
|Current measurement||Rogowski coils or current transformer (primary or secondary)|
|Voltage measurement||Protected voltage transformer|
|Control output||-10V ... +10V standard, different configuration e.g. +/- 300mA or +/- 200 mA are available on request|
|Ambient temperature||-10 ... +45°C|
|Relative humidity||5 ... 90%|
|Ethernet||OPC Server, Profinet, EtherCAT, TCP/IP|
|Fieldbus-system||Profibus DP, DeviceNet, Modbus, CANopen ...|
With rising energy costs and stricter environmental protection laws, steel plant operators are now forced to reduce costs and optimize equipment performance more than ever. As the biggest consumer of electric energy and raw materials, EAFs feature a high potential for cost and raw material savings, as well as serious risks when operated outside optimal ranges. A key factor in an environment of widely varying production parameters is the use of an automated online process optimization system.
INTECO's Furnace Optimization Box (IFOB) is an intelligent process control system which continuously collects all relevant furnace data (field sensors and instrumentation) for a permanent online model of real-time heat and furnace conditions, thus optimizing the overall energy balance in a holistic manner. The IFOB’s modular design offers different feature configurations and is easily adapted for and installed in existing furnaces.
The IFOB process optimization system is built around a central data management system, featuring all the specific optimizing parameters for each individual steel grade, plus a comprehensive data analysis system. The automated process ensures reproducible and optimized results in terms of heat target conditions and energy minimization.