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A Systems Approach to the Design of Advanced Electric Furnaces.

Authors
Ochs-TL; Hartman-AD; King-PE
Source
Proc 6th Int'l Iron & Steel Congress Tokyo Iron & Steel Inst of Japan 4:158-162
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011624
Abstract
Electric arc furnace operation involves interactions of the furnace equipment and the furnace interior. These interactions produce feed- back that results in a nonlinear system response. To insure that improvements in furnace operation result from component modifications, component development must use a systems analysis approach that takes into account component interactions. Presently, there are no reliable methods for quantifying advantages or disadvantages of the application of a new technology to electric arc furnaces. The incursion of valuable new technology into the industry can be delayed by years if the results of the first melt- shop to use the technique are not conclusive. The combination of multivariate design and testing can help to identify statistically significant changes in the furnace performance early in the testing cycle. These unambiguous results would help to quantify the gains expected from the use of new equipment and would speed industrial acceptance.
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 290-92
NIOSH Division
ALRC;
Source Name
Proc. 6th Int'l Iron & Steel Congress (Tokyo); Iron & Steel Inst. of Japan, V. 4, PP. 158-162
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