Process Mass Spectrometers in Iron and Steel Manufacturing
Improve furnace efficiency and reduce energy consumption
The advantages of process mass spectrometers over conventional analysis techniques have been proven over many years in the iron and steel industry. The ability to measure a wide range of components on a single analyzer, coupled with advanced calibration, data transmission, and self-diagnostic software, makes the mass spectrometer ideal for integration into the modern plant.
Thermo Scientific process mass spectrometers are widely used in many important gas analysis applications in iron and steel plants, including blast furnace, basic oxygen steelmaking, coke oven gas analysis, secondary steel process control, fuel gas analysis and direct reduction iron making processes.
Optimize a diverse range of hot metal production processes, from the blast furnace to the galvanizing line. The Thermo Scientific Prima PRO Process Mass Spectrometer provides fast, accurate, comprehensive gas analysis, enabling integrated steel mills and mini-mills to efficiently monitor primary and secondary conversion methods.
The combination of fast, accurate MS gas analysis for gas efficiency, heat and mass balances and hydrogen analysis, with advanced process control and mathematical modeling, can reduce coke consumption by up to 100 kg per ton and increase iron production.
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