Estimation of liquid levels in the BF hearth

Mikko Helle, Henrik Saxén, Mauricio Roche, Gerard Louwerse, Jan van der Stel

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The paper presents an on-line model of the liquid levels in the blast furnace hearth based on mass balances, estimates of the production rates and measurements of the outflow rates of iron and slag. The hearth is divided into m regions and a scheme is provided for correction to prevent the liquid level estimates from becoming physically unrealistic. The model is applied on measurement data from a blast furnace, which is usually operated by alternate tappings from two of three tapholes. The liquid level estimates, as well as the corrections required are illustrated for cases with different model parameters. The main findings of the analysis are presented together with thoughts on future developments of the model.

Titel på värdpublikation8th International Congress on Science and Technology of Ironmaking : ICSTI 2018
Redaktörer ASMET
FörlagASMET, Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials
StatusPublicerad - 2018
MoE-publikationstypD3 Professionella konferenshandlingar


  • blast furnace hearth
  • corrections
  • ironmaking blast furnace
  • liquid levels
  • modelling and simulation
  • on-line estimation

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