SMARTFIREProject ID: RFSR-CT-2005-00009
Real-time intelligent diagnostics and optimisation of reheating furnace performance
Total cost:EUR 2 056 119
EU contribution:EUR 1 233 672
Coordinated in:United Kingdom
The overall project aims are to improve reheating furnace operation, maintenance and product quality by improved diagnostics, monitoring and control of process parameters.
This will be achieved by developing an innovative flame analysis system and determination of combustion and furnace diagnostics using databases and statistical and physical models. These approaches will be amalgamated into a new prototype diagnostics, warning and suggestion (DWS) system.
The DWS methodology will be used in at least two partner countries to optimise reheating furnace operation and reheated stock. Thus, the competitiveness and efficiency of the EU steel industry will be improved.