Authors: Ian Cameron Mitren Sukhram Kyle Lefebvre William Davenport
Paperback ISBN: 9780128142271
eBook ISBN: 9780128142288
Published Date: 23rd October 2019
Page Count: 828
Blast Furnace Ironmaking: Analysis, Control, and Optimization uses a fundamental first principles approach to prepare a blast furnace mass and energy balance in Excel™. Robust descriptions of the main equipment and systems, process technologies, and best practices used in a modern blast furnace plant are detailed. Optimization tools are provided to help the reader find the best blast furnace fuel mix and related costs, maximize output, or evaluate other operational strategies using the Excel™ model that the reader will develop.
The first principles blast furnace Excel™ model allows for more comprehensive process assessments than the ‘rules of thumb’ currently used by the industry. This book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate science and engineering students in the fields of chemical, mechanical, metallurgical and materials engineering. Additionally, steel company engineers, process technologists, and management will find this book useful with its fundamental approach, best practices description, and perspective on the future.
- Provides sample problems, answers and assignments for each chapter
- Explores how to optimize the blast furnace operation while maintaining required temperatures and gas flowrates
- Describes all major blast furnace equipment and best practices
- Features blast furnace operating data from five continents