PR-DT0422-1 - 2022 Digital Transformations, April

Analysis of Heat Loss in Oxygen Steelmaking

N. Madhavan, G.A. Brooks, M.A. Rhamdhani, B.K. Rout, et. al

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Steelmaking is an energy-intensive process and about 20-40% of the steel production cost depends on how effectively the energy is utilized. Therefore, the oxygen steelmaking industry always strives to improve productivity and profitability by addressing the issues pertaining to energy consumption. The total energy requirement and excess heat available from the metallurgical process can be analyzed by conducting a mass and energy balance. Plants rely on in-house process models to calculate the mass and energy consumed before starting the process. However, the details of such models are rarely shared in the open literature.

Keywords: digital transformation, industry 4.0