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The Operation of Contemporary Blast Furnaces

Authors: Liu, Xiaofeng

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  • Provides essential guidance and suggestions for blast furnace operators by presenting a range of detailed real-world cases, based on the author’s 60 years of experience
  • Presents extensive performance data from major accidents to help blast furnace operators make timely adjustments for stable operation
  • Explains blast furnace production from the perspective of massive system engineering with complex reactions and a closed system, helping ensure long-term stability, low consumption, and high production efficiency
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This book focuses on how to keep blast furnaces running stably and smoothly with low consumption and long operating life spans. Assessing and adjusting blast furnace performance are key to operation. The book describes in detail cases of both successful and failed blast furnace operation. It also demonstrates various phenomena and “symptoms” in the smelting process that have rarely been studied before, e.g. abnormal gas distribution, bending loss of tuyere, slag crust fall-off, blast furnace thickening, and hearth accumulation. As such, it will help readers understand internal phenomena in blast furnaces, providing a basis for developing intelligent control and management systems. 

About the authors

Yuncai Liu(1932-2019), graduated with a degree in Engineering from Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Technology (now the University of Science and Technology Beijing) in 1956. In the same year, he started at Capital Iron and Steel Company (now Shougang Group, Beijing), successively working as an Ironmaking Technician, Engineer, Vice Director of the ironmaking plant, Ironworks Director and Deputy Chief Engineer. After retiring from Shougang Group, Liu became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing. Engaged in iron production and research for more than 60 years, Professor Liu has contributed many innovations concerning the theory and practice of blast furnace burden distribution, and proposed a method for calculating the distribution of burden that has since become widely used. He is also the author of The Law of Blast Furnace Burden Distribution (First Edition–Fourth Edition). In the 1960s, while in charge of Shougang’s coal injection smelting group, he successfully developed the industrialized application of blast furnace coal injection technology, as a result of which the coal injection rate reached the highest level in the world at that time. In addition, Professor Liu has conducted systematic research on intensified smelting and consumption reduction and been responsible for significant advances in the context of blast furnace accidents and treatments. He has published more than thirty papers on blast furnace ironmaking.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Operation of Contemporary Blast Furnaces
Authors
Translated by
Huang, W., Zhang, J., Jiao, K.
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Metallurgical Industry Press
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Metallurgical Industry Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7074-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7074-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7073-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 455
Number of Illustrations
282 b/w illustrations
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