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Blast furnaces and arc furnaces

High process reliability, for many years and around the clock

At no other place in the steel mill is process reliability as important as at the blast and arc furnaces. For once it is commissioned, a blast furnace is used around the clock over the course of years.

Continuously and reliably managing high temperatures and magnetic fields is a top priority for every steelworker. Some of its important tasks are water cooling, safe supply and discharge of gas when producing pig iron in a blast furnace and positioning of electrodes in an arc furnace. With a full-range assortment with all effective principles, Balluff provides sensors and systems that solve a wide variety of applications in the steel industry.

Application examples

Electrode monitoring in the arc furnace
Assurance of the correct electrode position
Reliably regulating air and gas supply at the blast furnace
Pressure measurement for the water cooling
Level monitoring of charges and coke