SR-Instruments Oy has introduced a new, very sensitive and stable measuring technology which is capable of measuring the remaining residual scale on strip surface. The measurement is a high resolution continuous measurement covering 100% of the strip surface.
In operation the system will measure and visualize the microscopic phenomena of the remaining residual scale for the operator via its user interface. Changes in the amount of residual scale of less than 2% can be visualized with the system. The real-time display and alarms indicate to the operator the nominal pickling grade (the target), and how far he is from it. Upper and lower thresholds with alarms are pre-set for different steel grades.
Experience show that this new system can increase the pickling line capacity by 5%. Just by removing the safety margins of the operators. For a 1Mton pickling line this means 50.000 tons more in productivity every year! Line speed increases of up to 25% have been recorded. The Detmaster MPG is a stand-alone system and no other investments are needed to increase the line capacity.