ArcelorMittal Ostrava places order with SMS group for HD moldFO
October 16, 2017
ArcelorMittal Ostrava, the largest steel producer of Czech Republic has placed an order with SMS group for an HD moldFO (FO: Fiber Optics) for use in a continuous round bloom caster for bloom diameters of 350 and 400 millimeters. The SMS group scope of supply includes two mold tubes, each with twelve optical fibers, for a total of 180 temperature measurement points per mold. ArcelorMittal Ostrava also ordered the HD moldFO software with assistance functions.
With the HD moldFO, SMS group offers a significant improvement in online signal acquisition through the use of fiber optics. With more than 200 possible measurement points on continuous casters for long products, the measurement density is significantly higher than when using thermocouples.
SMS Concast is to supply two new Convex® molds that will be prepared for the use of HD moldFO. Moreover, SMS Concast will also supply CONCOR rollers for segment 1 and the Dynamic COOL (online and offline) Level 2 technology package for optimization of the secondary cooling zones.
Commissioning is scheduled to take place in 2018.