The study of  considers the effect on the sintering process caused by charge flow stabilization during charge loading operations in the sintering machines. This article presents the results of a study concerning the formation of a rational sinter charge layer profile, consisting in an equalization of the vertical sintering rate along the width of the sintering machines. By introducing this measure at the Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) sinter plant No. 5, it was possible to achieve a 3.2–3.5% increase in the productivity of sintering machines.
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Frolov, Y.A., Chukin, D.M., Polinov, A.A. et al. Enhancement of Charge Loading Operations in the Sintering Machines of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works. Part 2. Formation of the Rational Charge Layer Profile along the Width of the Sintering Machine. Metallurgist 66, 3–10 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11015-022-01295-1
- sintering rate
- layer height
- sintering machine
- shuttle distributor
- intermediate hopper
- vacuum chamber
- ignition furnace