Modules & Features
The software is designed for both English and Metric units. For Metric the user can select either kJoules/hr or kCal/hr as heat rate unit.
The furnace configurator module provides users the ability to create a virtual furnace. Input parameters include
- Furnace Dimensions - Length, Width, Height of the individual zones as well as the entire furnace
- Furnace Insulation - Users can create their own insulation from a list of refractories
- Heating Type - The type of heating can be either electrical or gas fired
- Burner Type - Burner type can be either conventional or regenerative
The users can create their own profile. The profile date includes
- Initial Furnace Temperature
- Production Rate
- Distance/Temperature values
- Zone Setpoints
The users have the ability to vary process parameters such as Zone Setpoints, distance/temperature values and production rate. The software has the capability to simulate both operational and delay scenarios.
A selection of basic part shapes is provided with the software. A new part can be configured by entering dimensions and material properties(provided with the software). The parts include: Billets, Ingots, Slabs, Rounds and Pipes
The users can use different configuration (across or along the furnace) to place charges/parts in the furnace.
Comes with an entire database of Steel Grades, Fuel types, and Refractory materials. The software also, provides the user with the capability to create new Steel Grades, Refractory materials and fuel types.
Heat Audit/Power Calculations:
Calculates heat to part, refractory loss, heat to gases, and heat and energy/power consumed in different zones, Heat loss through the flue, fuel consumption and furnace efficiency. The results are displayed in a Sankey diagram.
Results include Temperature profile of the charges along furnace length and at exit, 2D skid marks for slab heating furnaces, Scaling/Decarburization depth, Zone wise thermal loading, Zone wise fuel and air inputs
Results from each calculation can be displayed in report format. The results can be directly printed, saved as a PDF format or exported to an Excel spread Sheet.
Case & Tutorial:
2 free cases and on-line free training for 1 hour comes withe software.
The new software is developed with dot net technology and runs seamless on XP, VISTA, Windows 7 , Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10
Customer’s logo is fitted with the software if requested by the customers.