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Development of an Electric Arc Furnace Simulator Based on a Comprehensive Dynamic Process Model

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Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Kopernikustr. 10, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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Process Metallurgy Research Unit, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4300, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
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Processes 2019, 7(11), 852; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7110852
Received: 22 October 2019 / Revised: 8 November 2019 / Accepted: 11 November 2019 / Published: 14 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Process Modeling in Pyrometallurgical Engineering)
A simulator and an algorithm for the automatic creation of operation charts based on process conditions were developed on the basis of an existing comprehensive electric arc furnace process model. The simulator allows direct user input and real-time display of results during the simulation, making it usable for training and teaching of electric arc furnace operators. The automatic control feature offers a quick and automated evaluation of a large number of scenarios or changes in process conditions, raw materials, or equipment used. The operation chart is adjusted automatically to give comparable conditions at tapping and allows the assessment of the necessary changes in the operating strategy as well as their effect on productivity, energy, and resource consumption, along with process emissions. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric arc furnace; simulation; process model; steelmaking electric arc furnace; simulation; process model; steelmaking
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