Danieli Automation Unveils Q-ONE
October 6, 2017
Danieli Automation has designed, installed and commissioned Q-ONE - a new power unit able to run conventional AC EAFs without generating the problems caused by reactive power, flicker and harmonics to the network. It will improve steelmakers competitiveness and sustainability.
Q-ONE is a modular system that can be implemented at any time on new or existing AC EAFs, meaning that the EAF no longer requires transformers or SVC filters to perform reliably. Q-ONE allows the use of multi electric power sources simultaneously. Moreover, its modularity permits easy expansion when more power is required.
Based on control capabilities provided by power electronic semiconductors, Q-ONE reduces EAF overall electric power consumption with a shorter power-on time, as well as considerably lower electrode consumption.
After the completion of the development of the first industrial application, Q1 is now available for wide distribution to the market, with the next unit - for a 35t AC EAF, in operation by spring 2018.