PR-DT0721-1 - 2021 Digital Transformations, July

Machine Learning - Based On-Line Model for Slag Conditioning in Ladle Furnaces at Ternium Mexico

A. Zambrano, J. Lara, N. Sanchez, J. Lara

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The importance of slag has been very well understood by the steelmaking industry to cut the cost of producing quality steel. In a general sense, the primary purpose of the slag is to absorb metallic impurities, as well as cover the arc produced by electrodes to protect the refractory from arc flare; protect the metal from oxidation; control the steel oxygen levels and chemistry of the steel; avoid oxygen and nitrogen pickup; reduce temperature loss; and help in dephosphorization and desulfurization.

Keywords: Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0