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2020, 29th April

Quick start-up of Q-REG® via remote commissioning at Gerdau, Divinopolis

Two weeks and only one specialist to achieve the Final Acceptance Certificate

Covid-19 did not slow down the start-up of new the Q-REG® (Electrodes Regulation System) for the ladle furnace at Gerdau, in Divinopolis plant – MG – Brazil.

Communication and I/O tests have been executed using remote connection to safeguard as much as possible everyone's health during the commissioning.

Just the limited presence of a specialist for the latest few days has been enough to complete the tuning of the system and to achieve the Final Acceptance Certificate.

The great cooperation between Gerdau and Danieli Automation teams made a very fast and effective technological upgrade possible, including an automation and hydraulic systems upgrade.

Applicable to both EAFs and LFs, Q-REG® dynamically controls the electric arc between electrodes and steel allowing the reduction of the specific electrical and electrodes consumption, also acquiring all technological parameters of the melting / refining process for analysis and further optimization.

More than 270 Q-REG® systems have been supplied by Danieli Automation since 2000.

For more info:
  • Enrico Plazzogna
  • e.plazzogna@dca.it
  • +39 348 271 6220