When it comes to the right solutions for your production processes, you can rely on WIKA measurement technology.
For the sintering process, the control of the sintering hood and its associated burner and the temperature in the furnace are crucial. A lost oven can result in complete process stop and fluctuating temperatures affect the quality of the product being produced.
WIKA has a portfolio of high-performance measuring instruments that are tailored to the measuring tasks of sinter plants.
In the coke plant, high-precision load cells ensure a controlled mixture of the various types of coal to achieve the desired recipe composition. Our measuring instruments, which are tailored precisely to the respective requirements, guarantee a smooth processing of the vast quantities of raw materials.
WIKA offers durable and high-quality process instrumentation for the production of the highest-quality pellets.
The monitoring of fuel pressure and temperature, as well as the monitoring of blast furnace gas pressure are of utmost importance to provide normalised consumption and operating data for the process controls.
Efficient temperature monitoring enables the early detection of possible system failures. WIKA thermocouples have proven themselves to have fast and reliable temperature detection. Another challenge in blast furnace operation is the monitoring of cooling media.
Hydrogen represents a special challenge of the DRI process. WIKA offers special pressure and temperature sensors for hydrogen applications to ensure the smooth running of the DRI process.
Efficient and safe cooling of the converter system is indispensable. Here, WIKA flow measuring elements combined with differential pressure transmitters are used, whereby inlet and outlet temperatures are recorded by means of temperature sensors.
After loading the furnace, the melting process begins with the ignition of the arc. Using lances and/or burner systems and injectors in the furnace wall, the introduction of the oxygen and the fuel/gas mixtures takes place in order to accelerate the melting and reduce the electrical energy requirement.
Through monitoring of fuel pressure, temperature and flow values, normalised consumption and operating data are provided for the process controls. WIKA flow measuring instruments and pressure and temperature sensors perform this control task reliably and accurately.
The cover of the ladle furnace is usually lined with refractory materials and water-cooled. To ensure optimum operation of the ladle furnace, the exhaust duct, the electrode arms and the cabling are also cooled. For this, sufficient water pressure and the correct water inlet temperature are crucial.
Thanks to their robust measuring technology, our resistance thermometers and pressure sensors are ideal for monitoring cooling water. Pressure sensors can be installed quickly and easily due to their compact dimensions.
In order to prevent the penetration, it is essential to detect the temperature profile in the casting mould so that the development of cracks can be determined. For this purpose, thermocouples are embedded in the narrow and broad sides of the mould so that they show a two-dimensional temperature profile of all sides of the mould. To determine the heat dissipation in the mould, the cooling water temperature at the cooling water inlet and outlet and also the coolant quantity are measured.
WIKA takes into account the harsh operating conditions of steel foundries with extremely robust products. They feature high resistance against shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations, high IP ingress protection and also outstanding EMC characteristics.