Minimise sinter degradation between sinter plant and blast furnace exploiting embedded real-time analytics (MinSiDeg) project abstract
Sinter with high and consistent quality, produced with low costs and emissions is very important for iron production. Transport and storage degrade sinter quality, generating fines and segregation effects.
Conventional sinter quality monitoring is insufficient: Slow and expensive. Consequently, the impact of sinter quality on daily BF operation is extremely intransparent.
In MinSiDeg, new transfer systems and procedures will minimise degradation during transfer to save return fines and stabilise particle size distribution.
New on-line measurements will be established, combined and exploited with Big Data technologies. This break-through in continuous quality monitoring will enable combined optimisation of sinter plant and blast furnace.
Major objective of the project MinSiDeg is to clearly decrease costs and environmental impact of sinter plants and blast furnaces. To achieve this, the sinter quality will be optimised along the production chain improving both, sinter plant and blast furnace working.
The following general technical objectives are defined:
MinSiDeg will realise the objectives by 3 main approaches (cf. Figure 1):
Figure 1: Main approaches within the MinSiDeg concept.
MinSiDeg research approach
The project work will be organised within 5 technical work packages:
The involved partners in this research project are
|thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG|
|voestalpine Stahl GmbH|
|DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH|
|The project leading to this application has received funding from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel under grant agreement No. 847334.|
Project duration: 1 July 2019 – 31 December 2022 (42 months)