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Total Plant Monitoring for an Integrated Steel Plant

Total Plant Monitoring for an Integrated Steel Plant

Steel making processes are highly energy intensive and comprised of many complex unit operations. Iron ore and coal need preprocessing before feeding into a reactor, and molten metal from different reactors needs to be carefully drawn into a solid metal and then rolled into sheets. Each of these operations has a stake in the quality of steel produced, and needs constant monitoring.

There are many systems monitoring and controlling each unit operation, but there are not many system applications available that can be used for total integrated monitoring of plant operations that includes energy optimization across plants, production scheduling and a plant-wide comprehensive reporting system that users can view on computers, tablets or smart phones.

This paper discusses the actual realities and how integrated reporting can benefit steel manufactures.