Magnetic field-based arc stability sensor for electric arc furnaces
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Author/sVicente, Asier; Picon, Artzai; Arteche, Jose Antonio; Linares, Miguel; Velasco, Arturo; [et al.]
Electric arc furnace
During the last decades the strategy to define the optimal Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) electrical operational parameters has been constantly evolving. Foaming slag practice is currently used to allow high power factors that ensures higher energy efficiency. However, this performance depends on strict electric arc stability control. Control strategies for these are normally defined for alternating current furnaces (AC EAF) and are based on intrusive and highly expensive systems. In this work we analyze the variation of the magnetic field vector around the direct current EAF (DC EAF) and its relationship with arc stability. We propose a cheap stability control system with no installation or integration requirements and thus, easily implementable to both AC and DC EAFs. To this end we have built a non-intrusive and low-cost 3-axis Hall-effect sensor that can be mounted neighboring the furnace’s electrical bars. The sensor allows acquiring the magnetic field magnitude and orientation that ...