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Steel, Production and Manufacturing Industry


Energy-optimized closed control loop of a process chain consisting of heating, hot forming and heat treatment

Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission during heating, hot forming and heat treatment of metal products with new energy-saving technologies whilst ensuring of material quality and relieved operating staff.


Heating, hot forming and heat treatment are important process steps when manufacturing high quality metal products. These three series-connected and virtually independent process actions have only been optimized separately so far. In total this leads to an unnecessary high energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Significant energy saving potentials remain unused so far.

In addition there may be other process steps like inter-cooling or inter-heating to achieve demanded properties during rolling.

Our solution for an energy-optimized closed control loop of a process chain takes into account the heating, hot forming and heat treatment collectively.

The solution has a modular structure and may be used as entire or partial solution.

The immediate plant, process and control coupling of heating, hot forming and heat treatment provide the following benefits:

  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Increasing resource efficiency
  • Assurance/improvement of product quality
  • Reduction of production costs
  • Reduction of production times
  • Relieve of the operating staff




Savings potential of a section mill

The targeted reduction of the rolling temperature in a continuously operating section mill leads to energy savings in heating furnace of 10% per 90 K decrease in the drop out temperature. Furthermore, energy consumption may be reduced by a timely and adequate response to disturbances. At the same time the productivity can be increased and improvements in product quality can be achieved.




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