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Control of Blast Furnace Filling Based on Cluster Analysis of Burden Surface Temperature

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The cluster analysis of burden surface temperature and plotting graphs, in which nodes are predicted states and edges are a type and weight of filled materials, is a control tool of the blast furnace operation. The control of material charge aiming for a high efficiency of furnace operation (high yield of cast iron, t/day, low specific energy consumption) is maintained by predicted adjustments of weight or filling frequency on the basis of cycles in graphs with the highest ore charge. The proposed control methods make it possible to maintain efficient operation modes of furnace, to increase ore charges, and to decrease specific coke consumption by 4%.

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Correspondence to O. L. Selyanichev.

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Translated by I. Moshkin

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Ershov, E.V., Selyanichev, O.L. & Lavrukhin, A.I. Control of Blast Furnace Filling Based on Cluster Analysis of Burden Surface Temperature. Steel Transl. 49, 618–621 (2019) doi:10.3103/S0967091219090043

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Keywords:

  • blast furnace
  • burden surface temperature
  • cluster analysis