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Sensing and Control of Cupola Furnace

ABSTRACT
The economic and environmental costs of the variability in cupola output can be substantial because cupola furnaces account for 70 percent of cast iron production and generate 1 to 2 percent of the total annual national production of greenhouse gas. Applying the intelligent, integrated, industrial process sensing and control system (I 3 PSC) that integrates intelligent sensor fusion data into the controller can reduce this variability to achieve enhanced operation of the cupola furnace.
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Albany Research Center
CONTACT INFORMATION
Thomas Prucha
American Foundry Society
1695 Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL  60173
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email: Research@afsinc.org

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