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: How Iron and Steel Work
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 Weighing
- Rotary Kiln
- Raw Material Mixing
- Raw Material Distribution
- Raw Material Analysis
- Raw Material Yard
- Yard Operation Planning
- Lime Kiln
- Sinter Plant
- Waste Heat Recovery Boiler
- Waste Water Treatment
- Denitrate Plant
- Granulation Plant
- Pelletizing Plant
- Formed Coal Plant
- Pulverized Coal Moisture Control
- Granulation Dephosphorization Plant
- Coke Oven
- Coal Selection and Transportation
- Coke Dry Quenching Plant
- 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 Proper Instrumentation
- Hot Stove
- Wet-and-Dry Type Dust Collection
- Top Pressure Recovery Turbine
- Melted Iron Weighing
- Tuyere Cooling Water Monitoring
- Pulverized Coal Injection
- 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
- Cenverter Instrumentation
- Slag Flowing-Out Detection
- Gas Recovery
- Fusion Reduction Furnace
- Tuyere Exhaust Diagnosis
Electric Arc Furnace
- Secondary Cooling Water Flow Control
- Tundish Pre-Heating
- Mold Level Control
- Width Variable Control
- Auto Start Stop
- Break Out Prediction
- Dortmunt-Horde Degassing
- Ruhrstahl Heraus Degassing
- Argon Oxygen Decarburization
- Vacuum Oxygen Decarburizing
- 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.
- 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
- Skid Cooling
- Blooming Heating Furnace
- 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
- Transportation Control
- 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
- Various Heat Treatment
- 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.
- Pickling Line
- Continuance Galvanizing
- Electric Galvanizing
- Acid Recovery
Utility Applications of Iron and Steel
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.
- 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
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.
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.
The SMARTDAC+ GX Series monitor furnace temperature in tunnel kiln furnaces and the like using Faceplate and Trend screens that come as standard features.
Maintaining the reliable performance of a furnace fan allows operators to avoid wasting large batches, which sometimes require days of heat-treat processing.
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.
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. (AN 10M01F01-03E)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Smart devices, like Yokogawa’s line of Total Insight transmitters and flowmeters contribute to Digital Transformation during operations and throughout the lifecycle of the instrument.
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.
Kind of. Calibration itself will not extend the life of a sensor, however, a sensor that is not calibrated properly can cause unreliable measurements - that are often misdiagnosed leading to unnecessary replacements.
Optimizing the maintenance cycle is not always straightforward. In some cases, cleaning once a week is sufficient and other processes may require every 8 hours.
The lifetime of a pH sensor has a significant impact on the overall annual costs of a pH measuring loop. Optimizing four key factors will decrease these costs and optimize process control and overall plant efficiency.
Learning these four lessons will help you improve your engineering skills and most importantly extend the life of your pH sensors.
Select the correct pH glass and reference type to improve your pH sensor lifetime and you can limit or even eliminate the effects of temperature and pressure on especially the reference sensor.
The YSS1000 setting software (hereinafter referred to as the YSS1000) is package software to configure the functions of the YS1000 series (hereinafter referred to as the YS1000) devices. Writing and reading of parameters and user programs of the YS1000, and PID tuning and monitoring of user programs can be performed through the use of communication.
Open up control. Open Process Automation (OPA) opens the door to expanded choices, leverage, and customization.
Create a scalable, sustainable architecture. Remove the restraints of proprietary systems. OPA enables you to leverage all available technologies to open up solutions. Explore the possibilities today.
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
- New maintenance and operations support function for the display of statistical information on the status of all plant devices -
- Optimizes the supply chain and operations by enabling plant personnel to work more efficiently -
- For improved agility in implementing control system projects -
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