AMETEK Land - Furnaces International - Accurate Temperature Measurement
Richard Gagg, Industry Manager – Metals and Industrial Processing for AMETEK Land, looks at the importance of accurately measuring the temperature of stock as it progresses through steel reheat furnaces.
Most steel plants rely on reheat furnaces to provide stock with a uniform and repeatable temperature to their rolling mills. The aim of the reheat furnace is to create a tightly controlled heating trajectory for the stock as it proceeds from the charge entry to the discharge exit. Ideally for the best fuel efficiency the stock should achieve the desired temperature shortly before discharge.