A SYSTEM COMPARISON OF CONTINUOUS TEMPERATURE SYSTEMS IN CONCAST OPERATIONS
AbstractTemperature control in continuous casting comes in basically 2 different ways: Either by disposable temperature sensor or continuous. Modern casters of all types are today widely automated and have replaced manual measurement action by automated on demand or continuous techniques. Semi-permanent continuous sensors are the industrial standard in continuous casting. Most common is the thermocouple-based measurement, with over 95%. Thermocouple reliability and accuracy are still unmatched and require almost zero maintenance. But optical systems are on the move as well showing a promising potential of good precision and cost effectiveness. This paper gives a system comparison of today’s industrial systems in respect to cost and technical performance.