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Title: SICS. A Sensor-Based In-Line Control System for the Surfaces of Continuously Cast Slabs

The Phase II project has been carried out in accordance to the proposed tasks and budget, based on the original and extended schedule. The R&D team designed and implemented the test unit for the full width coverage, installed the unit in a caster. The development work further included enhanced image processing, in-depth defect study and process control models. The function, operation, and maintenance of the SICS was thoroughly studied during the Phase II research. The experience indicates additional hardware and procedures are required to make the SICS a commercially ready product in operation and maintenance aspect. Such developments have been finished and the team is contacting potential customers for the first commercial installation of SICS. Additionally, OGT is exploring the possibility to team up with a US company that specializes in surface cleaning for slabs/blooms/billets such that the in-line surface inspection can be integrated with in-line surface clean up for the maximum benefit to the steel industry.
  1. OG Technologies, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
OG Technologies, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION Surface Inspection, Continuous Casting, Slab, Bloom, Billet