The highly competitive Steel industry anticipates to grow at a steady and slow pace for several years, despite some residual overcapacity. However, the trend toward a circular economy aimed at continued use of resources and elimination of waste, along with enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility, may sustain the pace without a further economic contraction.
The heavy industrial processes produced by steel mills, and metal heat treatment operations require multiple analysis points for process control and safety. They also use thousands of flow measurement points at their facilities and consume energy at a high rate.
Explore our latest technologies and all the ways Panametrics can help you achieve more across your operations.
Ultrasonics Flow Meters
Panametrics ultrasonic flow meters have been deployed in steel mills for: sea water, raw water, cooling water and wastewater from 15mm to 3m (1/2” to 300”), natural gas, blast furnace gas and cove oven gas, utility gases, including air, argon, nitrogen, oxygen and steam, fuel oil and tar, acids and alkaline solutions and leak detection between processing units.
Oxygen and Hydrogen Solutions
Controlled atmospheres are used to infuse desired properties and in pretreatment for depositing coatings. In these applications, measuring and controlling Moisture, Hydrogen and Oxygen levels is critical. The solid-state analyzer design uses no moving parts, ensuring an accurate and reliable measurement even in difficult high-noise environments.
Oxygen analyzers help to support the safety of the process
Panametrics offers the tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), which measures the concentration of gas mixtures. Our TDLAS portfolio, features the Aurora product line, which consists of hygrometers with intuitive interfaces, ready to configure and operate when needed.
Moisture Analyzers help to optimize yield and reduce scrap rates
The Steel industry faces a series of on-going challenges to manage and optimize its energy usage, efficiency and compliance, with growing stringent environmental regulations that require emissions monitoring to address climate change.
The demanding environment of a metal processing facility requires heavy-duty industrial instrumentation. Metal parts, alloys and sheet steel are processed in furnaces at elevated temperatures. Controlled atmospheres are used to infuse desired properties and in pretreatment for depositing coatings. In these applications, measuring and controlling Moisture, Hydrogen and Oxygen levels is critical.
Monitor Natural gas, oxygen and other types of gas flow for emissions and for cooling water lines