Iron & Steel

In the iron and steel industry, it is crucial to improve the quality of not only products but also manufacturing and operation technologies, as well as to address environmental and energy-efficiency issues. Yokogawa helps customers to create the ideal plant and evolves with them for mutual growth.

Process Diagram

Iron Making Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Iron and Steel plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Iron Making units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Raw Material

  • Raw Material Weighing
  • Rotary Kiln
  • Raw Material Mixing
  • Raw Material Distribution
  • Raw Material Analysis
  • Raw Material Yard
  • Yard Operation Planning
  • Lime Kiln

Sintering

  • Sinter Plant
  • Waste Heat Recovery Boiler
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Denitrate Plant
  • Granulation Plant

Pellet

  • Pelletizing Plant
  • Formed Coal Plant
  • Pulverized Coal Moisture Control
  • Granulation Dephosphorization Plant

Coke

  • Coke Oven
  • Coal Selection and Transportation
  • Coke Dry Quenching Plant

By-product

  • Waste Acid Recovery
  • Naphthalene Distillation
  • Gas Cooling
  • Light Oil Equipment
  • Gas Distribution
  • Ammonium Sulfate Recovery
  • Ammonia Water Deoxidation
  • NCL Recovery
  • Coke Oven Gas Desulphurization
  • Tar Distillation
  • Denitrate Plant
  • Sludge Treatment

Blast Furnace

  • Blast Furnace Proper Instrumentation
  • Hot Stove
  • Wet-and-Dry Type Dust Collection
  • Top Pressure Recovery Turbine
  • Melted Iron Weighing
  • Dephosphorization
  • Tuyere Cooling Water Monitoring
  • Blower
  • Pulverized Coal Injection

Direct Reduction

  • Midrex Plant
  • Direct Iron Ore Smelting Reduction Process

Steel Making Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Iron and Steel plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Steel Making units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Hot Metal Post-Treatment

Converter

  • Cenverter Instrumentation
  • Slag Flowing-Out Detection
  • Gas Recovery
  • Fusion Reduction Furnace
  • Tuyere Exhaust Diagnosis

Electric Arc Furnace

Continuous Casting

  • Secondary Cooling Water Flow Control
  • Tundish Pre-Heating
  • Mold Level Control
  • Width Variable Control
  • Auto Start Stop
  • Break Out Prediction

Degassing

  • Dortmunt-Horde Degassing
  • Ruhrstahl Heraus Degassing
  • Argon Oxygen Decarburization
  • Vacuum Oxygen Decarburizing

Others

  • Melted Steel Treatment

Rolling Mill Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Iron and Steel plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Rolling Mill units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Soaking Pit/Furnace

  • Heating Furnace
  • Steel Plate Heating Furnace
  • Wire Rods Heating Furnace
  • Molded Steel Heating Furnace
  • Heavy Plate Heating Furnace
  • Extra Heavy Plate Heating Furnace
  • Bar Steel Heating Furnace
  • Lap Weld Pipe Heating Furnace
  • Edge Heating Furnace
  • Slab Heating Furnace
  • Bloom Heating Furnace
  • Billet Heating Furnace

Blooming

  • Skid Cooling
  • Blooming Heating Furnace

Rolling

  • Large Mill Instrumentation
  • Heavy Plate Acceleration Cooling
  • Air Compressor Control
  • Data Monitoring Apparatus
  • Slab Management

Structural Mill, Bar Steel, Wire Rods

  • Wire Rods Heating
  • Wire Rods Cooling
  • Wire Rods Mist Cooling
  • Wire Rods Pickling
  • Coil Tracking

Steel Tube/Pipe

  • Transportation Control

Annealing

  • Continuous Annealing furnace
  • Batch Annealing Furnace
  • Wire Rods Continuous Annealing Furnace
  • Bar Steel Continuous Annealing Furnace
  • Bright Annealing Furnace
  • Aluminium Continuous Annealing Furnace
  • Stainless Steel Continuous Annealing Furnace
  • Electrical Steel Plate Annealing Furnace
  • Large Size Pipe Annealing Furnace

Others

  • Various Heat Treatment

Oil Cellar

  • Tandem Cold-Rolling Mill

Surface Finishing Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Iron and Steel plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Surface Finishing units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Surface Finishing

  • Pickling Line
  • Tinning
  • Continuance Galvanizing
  • Electric Galvanizing
  • Coating
  • Laminating

Others

  • Acid Recovery

Utility Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Iron and Steel plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Utility units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Utility

  • Water Treatment
  • Pure Water Equipment
  • Oxygen Plant
  • Nitrogen Plant
  • Hydrogen Plant
  • Air Separation Unit
  • Waste Oil Disposal Plant
  • Boiler Control
  • Generator Control
  • Energy Center
  • Gas Blender
Overview:

First generation CENTUM had contributed to the production of high-quality steel product at the NSSMC's Yawata Works for 33 years.
Yokogawa had pursued innovation of process control technology with the customer during the decades.

Overview:
  • Yokogawa Taiwan successfully replaced 3rd party DCS, which had worked over 20 years, with CENTUM VP.
  • CENTUM VP's high reliability and easy engineering function realized a silent control room for the customer.
Overview:

The Japan Steel Works, LTD., Muroran Plant uses the Control and Measurement Station CX2000, UP series program controllers, and UT series digital indicating controllers for operation of its heat treating furnaces. The Japan Steel Works (JSW), LTD., Muroran Plant is located in an industrial area looking over Muroran port in Muroran City, Hokkaido.

Overview:
  • Reduced risk through distributed installation
  • In-house engineering to ensure ability to perform maintenance and modification
  • Time-efficient replacement using the five IEC61131-3 languages
  • Ease of connecting with display panels and MES
Overview:

The CX1000/CX2000 comes with a carbon potential (CP) computation function, making it optimal for controlling carbon furnaces. In particular, the CX1000 offers temperature control, CP control, and data recording in a single unit, making it optimal for batch-type carbonizing furnaces.

Overview:

The CX1000/CX2000 comes with a carbon potential (CP) computation function, making it optimal for controlling carbon furnaces. The CP control sensors support both zirconia sensors and CO2 analyzers.

Overview:

The CX1000/CX2000 comes with a carbon potential (CP) computation function, making it optimal for controlling carbon furnaces. The CX2000 in particular is recommended for continuous carbonizing furnaces as it can perform independent PID control on up to six loops.

Overview:

The CX Series of control and measurement stations monitor furnace temperature in tunnel kiln furnaces and the like using Faceplate and Trend screens that come as standard features.

Overview:
  • In maintenance and servicing of in-service boiler equipment, you can remotely survey the conditions on-site beforehand to improve service.
  • DXAdvanced comes with standard with e-mail, Web, FTP, and other functions allowing you to easily obtain on-site data.
Overview:

Adding the CP calculation option to the advanced UT75A Digital Indicating Controller enables CP (Carbon Potential) control. CP calculation can be carried out with just one line of a UT75A ladder program.

Overview:

Steam is still one of the most popular methods of providing an energy source to a process and its associated operations. The more accurate and reliable measurements that are made, the more informed decisions can be taken that affect costs and product quality.

Application Note
Overview:

One of the most common applications for differential pressure transmitters is flow measurement. DPharp differential pressure transmitters have some unique signal conditioning features to eliminate instability at low flow rates.

Overview:

O2 measurement is used to safely recover flue gas containing a high concentration of CO from a converter furnace. With conventional paramagnetic oxygen analyzers, O2 concentrations are obtained through a sampling system to recovery flue gas. Therefore, there are problems with the maintenance and running costs of the sampling system, and time delays in measurement.

Overview:

With its carbon potential (CP) value calculation function, the CX1000/CX2000 can be applied to a wide variety of applications involving atmospheric gas carburization, and offers a simple, high costperformance solution for improving quality and efficiency.

Overview:

This paper introduces the ADMAG AXR 2-wire magnetic flomwmeter solution for dust collection water application of steel converter.

Overview:

When cracks proliferate in the fire-resistant bricks used in a coke oven's combustion chamber, exhaust gases leak into the flue and the dust concentration increases there. By continuously measuring the dust concentration with DT450, emissions to the atmosphere can be controlled.

Overview:

In pulverized coal injection systems used by the iron and steel industry, a bag filter separates pulverized coal from hot air. The pulverized coal is then conveyed to a storage tank and the hot air is discharged to the atmosphere. If the bag filter breaks, pulverized coal leaks out into the atmosphere.

Overview:

To detect air leaks, an oxygen analyzer is used. The ZR22/ZR402 Direct In-Situ Zirconia Oxygen Analyzer has been well received due to its good response speed, stability, and maintainability.

Overview:

In a hot blast stove, the by-product gas produced in a coke oven is burned to preheat the air blast for the blast furnace. To improve the combustion efficiency and conserve energy in a hot blast stove, it is essential to be able to control combustion by measuring and adjusting the oxygen concentration in the exhaust gases.

Overview:

A furnace for heating slabs needs to be operated under low oxygen conditions at high temperatures of 1000°C and above to prevent oxidation of the steel. The measurement of oxygen concentrations in the furnace is essential in this process.

Overview:

The discharge of improperly treated industrial chemicals and fuel gas can have a major impact on the environment, posing a serious threat to public health. Concurrent with the global growth of manufacturing operations to keep pace with market trends, many countries are taking measures to deal with environmental problems.

Overview:

A belt conveyor fire detection solution employing the DTSX distributed optical fiber temperature sensor can greatly reduce crises that can threaten a company's survival.

Overview:

To technology in iron & steel industry is continuously improved to obtain the best possible performance. The improved plant performance gives rise to the higher quality improvement and lower cost, and simultaneously environmental friendly plant operation.

Overview:

Many messages can be output even with a limited number of remote inputs by combining the remote input, computation, alarm, and event action functions. 

Overview:

In order to save energy and reduce rounds made for periodic inspections, you can set up acquisition and monitoring of power data and temperature data from converters, alarms warning against imminent shutoffs due to power overages, abnormal temperature alarms, and other mechanisms.

Overview:

One important risk to manage with regard to coal stacks is preventing fires due to spontaneous combustion.

Overview:

Employ the ISA100.11a-compliant YTMX580 Multipoint Wireless Transmitter. The YTMX580 has 8 channels of universal input, which is perfect for multipoint measurement applications, and it can withstand harsh operating temperatures of -40 to 85 °C.

Overview:

ISA100 Field Wireless transmitters

Overview:
  • Wireless temperature measurement 
    gateway x1, transmitter (YTA) x1
    repeater x1: between gateway and YTA.
  • High quality wireless communication was confirmed.
    With repeater at center: The packet error rate was 0%.
Overview:

Direct Reduction Iron (DRI) is one of the processes to reduce oxygen from iron oxide pellets for steel plant. More than 90% of DRI processes use heated LNG as process gas where PID control for temperature or interlock control is of vital importance.

Overview:

Customer needed efficiency improvement of steel manufacturing by temperature monitoring for heat/cooling equipment. Previous system required periodic compensation lead changing.

Application Note
Overview:

An induction furnace melts metal by creating very large currents in the material. These currents are induced using three electrodes positioned inside the furnace. The furnace is automated so that once the material has been melted, the electrodes are removed and the furnace then tips the molten metal into a crucible where it can be easily transferred to the production line where it will be cast into ingots. The atmosphere is extremely aggressive and the wired infrastructure is both expensive and very unreliable to maintain. The furnace control requires a total of 20 measurement points distributed around and inside the furnace. The harmonic field effects caused by short circuit 40,000 A (300V). The causes significant interference.

Overview:

The worlds of process automation and production management have been converging for some time. What once used to be islands of automation and production management functionality connected through highly proprietary integration schemes that were costly to maintain have developed into integrated platforms that provide seamless data exchange between the world of automation and the plant floor, the functions of production and operations management, and integration with business level systems.

Overview:

The world of process automation is governed by procedures. While we like to refer to the process industries as being largely "continuous", this could not be further from the truth. Process manufacturing is constantly in flux.

Overview:

The automation suppliers that will be successful in the long term will be those that effectively address application or industry specific problems for end users with a value proposition that cannot be ignored. These problems exist throughout the process industries today, and they won't be solved by simply offering a product, but through a combination of hardware, software, services, application expertise, and knowledge.

Overview:

In ARC's view, customers need a compelling business value proposition to justify investment in any kind of automation. Vigilance and VigilantPlant were created with this in mind. Yokogawa's vision with VigilantPlant is to create an environment where plant personnel and operators are well informed, alert, and ready to take action. 

Overview:

Yokogawa has come a long way in making its message clear to the world of process automation. Last year, the company embarked on a full-scale global marketing campaign to make customers aware of the company's focus on system reliability, security, dependability, and robustness. Dubbed "Vigilance", the campaign created a unified message for the company and greatly helped expand awareness of the Yokogawa brand and corporate philosophy.

Overview:

Process automation end users are under more pressure than ever to do more with less. The current economic climate means that many automation capital projects are on hold. With capital budgets tighter than ever, users instead focus on operational budgets (where cost cutting is also a key concern), or on automation investments with a very rapid return on investment.

Overview:

In today's dynamic industrial marketplace, the only constant is change. Raw material costs, energy costs, market demands, environmental and safety regulations, technology, and even the nature of the labor force itself are constantly changing, and not always in predictable directions.

Overview:

Honeywell and Yokogawa have both been producing Distributed Control System (DCS) platforms for decades, and both are very active in this area. In 1975, Honeywell introduced its TDC2000 platform and Yokogawa brought out CENTUM. These two competing systems emerged from a similar place, oil refining and petrochemical industries, so they started out with similar basic concepts and use cases in mind. 

Webinars

    Overview:

    Join this webinar to better understand which manifolds you should use for specific applications and conditions. You will learn:

    • A brief history of manifolds
    • An overview of the different types of manifolds that are available
    • The advantages, disadvantages, and application considerations you should consider when selecting a manifold

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