ENHANCED BF OPERATIONProject reference: RFSR-CT-2003-00013
Funded under: ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C
Enhanced blast furnace operation and service life by improved monitoring and control of the hearth and uniformity
Total cost:EUR 2 315 055
EU contribution:EUR 1 389 033
The evaluation of various blast furnace measurement data will be improved, to enhance life, monitoring and control of hearth and uniformity. Therefore a set of novel and ingenious techniques will be developed, verified and applied. Blast furnace stability, more uniform metal quality and a lower fuel rate will be achieved by the investigation of symmetric operation.
Combined with the analysis of the blast furnace hearth and dead man, this will lead to a protection of the refractory lining, the prolongation of the blast furnace's life and optimised tapping techniques. Productivity, safety, security and environmental aspects will be raised additionally.