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Primetals Technologies to implement process optimization system for RH plant at Salzgitter Flachstahl


Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, a German steel producer, has commissioned Primetals Technologies to

supply and implement a Level 2 process optimization system for a twin RH degassing plant and its two

downstream treatment stations. The use of cost-optimized charge control and modern, dynamic process

models will minimize the consumption of alloying elements, and support the production of the desired

steel grade. A system for recording all relevant process data, variable evaluation options and optimized

temperature control are further features of this comprehensive automation system. The new Level 2

process optimization system will be integrated into the existing SMIS (secondary metallurgical

information system) automation environment, which was also supplied by Primetals Technologies a few

years ago. The new system is scheduled to come on stream in April 2017.