Aperam furnace monitoring

Temperature Measurements

Our DTS technology measured temperature on every m² of the outside of the furnace, during its operational heat cycles.

If the temperature increases abnormally during these cycles, the thermal insulation failed on these locations.

Furnace

Cutting Maintenance Cost

Raw DTS measurements were converted to a user-friendly heat map of the furnace, displayed in a web portal for the operational team of Aperam. As Fluves could confirm that most parts of the furnace were in perfect condition, only a small section of the furnace needed repair, resulting in a significant reduction in maintenance costs.

Fluves could also prioritize the locations according to the remaining lifetime of the thermal insulation. The expectations of Aperam of our monitoring solution were largely exceeded.

Furnace monitoring results