Blast furnace visualisation & measurement technologies

A technical talk on “Blast furnace visualisation & measurement technologies” was jointly organised by Indian Institute of Metals, Vizag chapter and Blast Furnace department of RINL on 12th February 2014 at B.F (Works) conference hall of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.


Zhengkai Gao, the speaker is the chairman professor of university of science and technology, Beijing. He is mainly engaged in theory& research, visualization technology and artificial intelligence expert system for blast furnace iron making. More than 30  of his papers have been published in the domestic and international academic journals and conferences. He has won 7 science and technology progress prize & already has 12 patents.

 The speaker clearly explained about the new technology of profile measurement using video camera & tuyere camera installed in highly productive furnaces with auxiliary fuel injection facilities. It helps in earlier detection of failure &abnormality within the furnace (black box). Iron makers in China, India's TATA, Magnitogorsk I & S Works, Russia, United States Steel Corporation(Gary Works, USSC Hamilton and Lake Erie Steel, Slovakia USSK company), ArcelorMittal Dofasco Canada, Kardemir and Erdemir I & S Co. Turkey, have put blast furnace visualization and simulation technology into use on more than 500 BF.

IIM, Vizag is looking forward to organize such technical talks in near future with the support from management of RINL.