There are several important parameters, including the mix of different ores, coke and limestone, together with the moisture content and sinter machine speed and cooling that affect sinter plant performance.
ABB automation and control System 800xA offers an integrated solution for the entire sinter plant. The control system ensures optimal sinter operation by controlling raw material handling, the mixing and nebulizing unit, sinter charging, sinter machine, burner ignition and cooling and waste gas treatment.
The control system's process models are customized to the sinter process enabling productive plant operation. The mixer and ignition model applied to the sinter plant optimizes the ratio of input materials, fuels and air flow, and even the quality of sinter composition, increasing the strength of the sinter and improving breakdown conditions during reduction in the blast furnace.