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Introduction of a Level-2 Automated System as Part of the Reconstruction of a Walking-Beam Furnace in the Rail-Beam Shop

Research paper by K. V. Volkov, E. A. Kolotov, A. Yu. Syusyukin

Indexed on: 05 Oct '14Published on: 05 Oct '14Published in: Metallurgist



Abstract

Engineers and scientists in Russia and abroad are giving a considerable amount of attention to improving the quality of the rails being made by metallurgical plants. Rolling 100-m-long rails requires proper preheating of the continuous-cast semifinished products with a minimal temperature gradient along and across the products. A heating operation of the requisite quality is assured by the use of a level-2 automation system to heat the metal in the furnace.