Tenova to supply Technology Suite for Steel Dynamics Inc.
July 12, 2018
Steel Dynamics Inc., located in Pittsboro (Indiana, USA), is the second SDI plant to place an order for Tenova’s proprietary off-gas process control and water detection technologies. With this order, SDI Pittsboro will install Tenova’s hybrid extractive/laser NextGen® off-gas analysis system, iEAF® dynamic process control system and Water Detection Technology® (WDT®) as a fully integrated solution on the plant’s 100 tonne AC EAF.
The SDI Pittsboro installation represents the third order of this complete, fully integrated NextGen®, iEAF® and WDT® solution in the United States and will provide SDI Pittsboro with the world’s most comprehensive technology package of off-gas based EAF process control technology.
Tenova’s technological package combines the best in EAF process automation, thermodynamic models, process hardware, innovative temperature/velocity sensor technology, and water detection to offer the steel industry the best in-class EAF furnace control available.
When fully implemented, Tenova’s combined technologies will bring a number of cost saving, opercational, productivity, safety and environmental benefits including reduced electrical & chemical energy consumption, reduced electrode consumption, water leak detection, increased productivity and yield and reduced GHG emissions.
Installation and commissioning of the system is scheduled to be completed in November 2018.