The portfolio of tools that integrates bcbMonitor 4.0 makes it a high-performance instrument that ensures repeatability and traceability, as well as cost reduction due to reduced waste.
bcbMonitor 4.0 as a high technology thermographic platform has allowed the integration of multiple projects within the steel industry for continuous supervision and monitoring of its processes.
The bcbMonitor 4.0 software family together with thermal cameras provides reliable and non-destructive solutions that adapt to the high demands of this sector.
bcbMonitor 4.0 solutions:
- Monitoring of filling level in the pot.
- Slag detection in pot and distributor.
- Continuous inspection of electrodes and electric arc buses
- Detection of hot spots in electric arc furnace (EAF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).
Using systems based on thermography allows optimizing continuous casting processes and improving not only the condition of the product, but also energy consumption in steel mills. Having a system such as the bcbMonitor 4.0 allows obtaining infrared images that provide an optimal analysis of the heat flow. This is a way to ensure uniform cooling in the product, which is key to improve the quality of the process, and thus:
- Detect discontinuities (cracks)
- Maintain dimensional control in slab and billet.
The bcbMonitor 4.0 is capable of detecting wear in refractories, warning of critical areas where a leak or spill may occur. This powerful software enables continuous and unattended inspection of:
- Thermo carts (Torpedo)
- BOF and EAF ovens
- Ladles, pots.
- Distributors and other containers
The humidity in the transported materials is dangerous. When it reaches the furnace, it can cause an explosive reaction, causing great losses, production stoppages as well as endangering the plant personnel.
For both applications, the bcbMonitor 4.0 thermal imaging system is invaluable. It allows detecting the moisture in the minerals and alerting the operators prior to their arrival at the kiln, as well as generating a report of the continuous and non-invasive evaluation of the conveyor belt to detect:
- Cable exposure