Computer Applications and Simulations in Ferroalloy Production

Chattopadhyay, S (1994) Computer Applications and Simulations in Ferroalloy Production. In: 4th Refresher Course on Ferro Alloys, January 12-14, 1994, Jamedepur.



The production of ferroalloys are very expensive since they consume a lot of electrical energy and the prod-uctivity is very poor. Computers can be used at various stages of its production to reduce energy consumption, improve productivity and improve on the total logistics of furnace operation. Some of the important steps are best done by the digital computer such as material management (includes materials inventory control, material handling and tracking), furnace charge calculation, addi-tion calculation, power input calculation and control, monitor and alarming of event and delay log. The config-uration of computer needed for these operations is mainly dependent on the scale of operation. However with the availability of wide range of mini and personal computers, the cost of installation and operation of these computers become insignificant compared to the benefits obtained from its operation. To ensure smooth operation of the computer system under the conditions exist in a furnace shop, an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is preferred. The UPS not only protects the system from transients but also helps in maintaining the system on during power break down. Some of the applications which could be easily computerised will be detailed in subsequent sections.

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