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Developments in blast furnace process control at Port Kembla

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A deadline cleanliness index (DCI) was developed at Port Kembla. The resulting DCI is based on the under-saturation of carbon in iron and the superheat of slag. Experience with DCI showed that superior blast furnace performance is associated with higher values of this index. By studying DCI responses to coke quality and operating conditions, the critical importance of continually limiting and consuming the quantity of carbon-aceous debris from the raceways and trapped oxide particles was recognized.

Publication Date


  • 2000

Citation


  • Nightingale, R. J., Dippenaar, R. J., & Lu, W. K. (2000). Developments in blast furnace process control at Port Kembla. Iron and Steelmaker (I and SM), 27(11), 37-47.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0034333852

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 37

End Page


  • 47

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 11

Abstract


  • A deadline cleanliness index (DCI) was developed at Port Kembla. The resulting DCI is based on the under-saturation of carbon in iron and the superheat of slag. Experience with DCI showed that superior blast furnace performance is associated with higher values of this index. By studying DCI responses to coke quality and operating conditions, the critical importance of continually limiting and consuming the quantity of carbon-aceous debris from the raceways and trapped oxide particles was recognized.

Publication Date


  • 2000

Citation


  • Nightingale, R. J., Dippenaar, R. J., & Lu, W. K. (2000). Developments in blast furnace process control at Port Kembla. Iron and Steelmaker (I and SM), 27(11), 37-47.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0034333852

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 37

End Page


  • 47

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 11