EmKus Completed Successfully
Our participation in the research project EmKus (Improvement of Energy Management in Integrated Steel Mills through Extended Use of Coupled Gas and Demand-driven Power Generation) produced extended application options for our process simulation software. In the project, we tested software modules for planning and analysis of energy flows in metallurgical plants and steelworks. Our products were also used to analyze production logistics. After four years, we have now successfully completed the project together with our partners from the steel and iron industry.
The project had two main targets:
- Analysis and optimization of energy demands in the metallurgical plant and steelwork
- Increasing the sustainability by reducing CO2 emissions
By developing new model components for the units of the metallurgical plant and steelworks together with a detailed mapping of steel pan logistics with the aid of our newly developed packaged goods simulation modules, it became possible to achieve the goals set. Both the plant components of the steelworks (machines, aggregates, mobile units) and the operational sequence of the process steps (e.g. desulfurization, treatment in the converter, casting) were depicted in the computer model. Furthermore, the operation control of the steelworks was implemented, so that analyses could be carried out on the basis of order or campaign data.
The project once again has demonstrated the versatility and flexibility of our software solutions. It could be shown that our approach to energy and resource efficiency can also be applied in the steel industry. Hence, our customers from all industries will benefit from the newly developed logistics solutions and recipe modules.