Reheat Furnace Optimization

Reheat furnaces are used in many steel and metallurgical processes to heat large slabs of metal to temperatures suitable for rolling, forging, extruding and further processing.

A simple concept, yet there are often numerous opportunities for optimization and improvement, due to any one or combinations of:

Taber's Reheat Furnace Optimizer uses a powerful and unique combination of Artificial Intelligence, first-principles modeling, expert knowledge from site engineers and operators, and fuzzy logic to identify optimal furnace firing and slab traversal timelines to realize each unique slab's target temperature using the least amount of energy while avoiding the rejection of any product. In practice, this batch process system optimizer has been shown to nearly eliminate reject slabs while harmonizing furnace operation, improving process operability and efficiency.

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