Automation Level for Melt Shops

Consisting of PLCs and SCADA systems for operation and monitoring (HMI) connected by means of local networks and field buses. These systems mainly carry out the individual control functions of every unit:

  • Controlling of circuit-breakers of the primary circuit by means of connection/disconnection instructions, interlocks and alarms.
  • Power Transformer auxiliaries including oil cooling circuit, supervision of temperature, pressure, level, etc.
  • Controlling the transformers tap changer.
  • Controlling the hydraulic circuit for the electrode drive system.
  • Controlling the furnaces auxiliary movements. Dome, Tapping Gate, Gripping, Tipping (in the case of melting), etc.
electrical equipment