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Towards intelligent steel processing

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In recent times there has been a rapid increase in the use of dynamic models and artificial intelligence to control steelmaking processes. These developments have created a heightened awareness of the importance of developing diagnostic sensors to provide input into, or to validate process models. Of hndamental importance in various steelmaking processing steps is the control of the oxygen potential. Reliable and accurate sensing of the oxygen potential is a mandatory requirement if intelligent processing techniques are to be used. The late Keith Brimacombe pioneered the validation of many mathematical models and sensing devices designed for metallurgical process control by experimental measurement in the laboratory and on production plants. 1 have elected to honour him by emphasising the importance of the accurate measurement of the oxygen potential in liquid steel. The significance and experimental measurement of electronic conduction in electrochemical sensors will be highlighted, with special reference to the small zirconia sensors used in commercial practice.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Dippenaar, R. (1999). Towards intelligent steel processing. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999 Vol. 1 (pp. 75-84). doi:10.1109/IPMM.1999.792456

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80052021652

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 75

End Page


  • 84

Volume


  • 1

Abstract


  • In recent times there has been a rapid increase in the use of dynamic models and artificial intelligence to control steelmaking processes. These developments have created a heightened awareness of the importance of developing diagnostic sensors to provide input into, or to validate process models. Of hndamental importance in various steelmaking processing steps is the control of the oxygen potential. Reliable and accurate sensing of the oxygen potential is a mandatory requirement if intelligent processing techniques are to be used. The late Keith Brimacombe pioneered the validation of many mathematical models and sensing devices designed for metallurgical process control by experimental measurement in the laboratory and on production plants. 1 have elected to honour him by emphasising the importance of the accurate measurement of the oxygen potential in liquid steel. The significance and experimental measurement of electronic conduction in electrochemical sensors will be highlighted, with special reference to the small zirconia sensors used in commercial practice.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Dippenaar, R. (1999). Towards intelligent steel processing. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999 Vol. 1 (pp. 75-84). doi:10.1109/IPMM.1999.792456

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80052021652

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 75

End Page


  • 84

Volume


  • 1