Process Measurement and Control Solutions for a Reheat Furnace
Reheat furnaces are used in the steel industry to reheat steel slabs or billets before they are sent to the rolling mill. To optimize the production and quality of the steel products, it is essential to have accurate and reliable process measurement and control solutions in place. Here are some examples of process measurement and control solutions that can be used in a reheat furnace:
Temperature is a critical parameter in a reheat furnace, and accurate measurement is essential for maintaining consistent product quality. Temperature sensors such as Canadian Manufactured Thermocouples or Ametek Land’s Infrared Sensors can be used to measure the temperature of the furnace and the steel products.
Krohne Level Sensors & Honeywell Level Sensors can be used to monitor the level of materials such as natural gas and air in the furnace and ensure that they are at the required levels.
Heating Zone Control:
Reheat furnaces can have multiple heating zones, and it is essential to control the temperature of each zone to ensure that the steel product is heated uniformly. Thermo-Kinetics Temperature Sensors and Honeywell Temperature & Process Controllers can be used to control the temperature of each zone
Automation & Control:
The entire process of the reheat furnace can be automated and controlled using various Honeywell Automation and Control Systems such as PLCs, SCADA, and DCS. These systems can be used to monitor the process parameters and control the various operations of the reheat furnace..
Honeywell Pressure Sensors can be used to measure the gas pressure at different points in the furnace and ensure that it is within the desired range.
The composition of the gases inside the furnace can be measured using Crowcon Gas Analyzers. These analyzers can be used to measure the concentration of gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and oxygen.