Steel Dynamics Inc. placed an order for Tenova’s proprietary off-gas process-control and water-detection technologies. The steelmaker will install Tenova’s hybrid extractive/laser NextGen off-gas analysis system, iEAF dynamic process-control system and water-detection technology (WDT) as a fully integrated solution on the 100-ton AC electric-arc furnace (EAF) at its facility in Pittsboro, Ind. Installation and commissioning are expected to be complete in November 2018.

The package provides EAF process automation, thermodynamic models, process hardware, temperature/velocity sensor technology and water detection. When fully implemented, the combined technologies will bring a number of cost-saving, operational, productivity, safety and environmental benefits, including reduced electrical and chemical energy consumption, reduced electrode consumption, water leak detection, and increased productivity and yield.