It is important to maintain a consistent iron/slag inventory inside a blast furnace for stable operation, especially to avoid iron/slag level beyond certain limit that may lead to serious hearth chill situations.


An engineering solutions partner developed a casting guidance model for iron and steels plants. It uses real-time blast furnace information to advise on taphole and other parameters that estimate current iron/slag level. It predicts trends based on future furnace operation and cast schedules.


Stabilize furnace operation and hot metal supply downstream. Better management of the furnace pressure drop by maintaining a consistent dry hearth condition. Essential for reaching the maximum furnace output.