A New TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Based Control System Launced on the Europe Biggest Blast Furnace Severyanka (Severstal)
In the end of 2003, a control system for monitoring a near-furnace slag granulation plant was commissioned on the Severyanka (OJSC Severstal) blast furnace No. 5, the biggest blast furnace in the world, which performs monitoring of the granulation process for a blast furnace product. The control system has been developed on the basis of TRACE MODE SCADA and ADAM 5000Е controllers (Advantech).
With implementing a system based on TRACE MODE SCADA, it has become possible to refuse instrumentation and control disk recording devices and an opportunity has appeared to monitor the operation of both granulation plants from any operator's control desk as well as from a granulation foreman's office.
The control system has allowed to detect bottlenecks in the operation of equipment, reduce the equipment operation in idle conditions to a minimum.