Steel & Metallurgy Processes

Steel Industry, the process of converting iron ore into steel has been known for milleniums. Sapcon Instruments has been supplying instruments to steel industry since its inception in 1983. Our solution for ESP Filter Hopper is one of most popular product in its category in India.


level sensors for iron ore storage
Iron Ore Storage

Fine powder(Sinter Ore) or granular iron ore is stored in silos. Moisture content in Iron Ore leads to build-up on the probe. SLA DOT Display with a PTFE-Jacketed Rope Probe can effectively ignore moist build-up on the probe.

Admittance Type Level Sensor for Storage Tanks
level sensors for sinter plant
Sinter Plant

Iron-ore and coke are mixed together to make iron-rich clinker known as sinter. Sintering is the crucial as it reduces waste and produces effective raw material. SLA DOT Display with Probe Sub-Type: Extra Sturdy(XS) and a part-PTFE insulation is recommended provides adequate lateral strength.

RF Admittance Based Level Sensor for Sinter Plant
level sensors for blast furnace
Blast Furnace

Coke, iron-ore and sinter are processed in blast furnace and a hot air blast is inserted in the base of the furnace. SLA BAR Display with Part Ceramic Insulation (Probe Sub-Type: HD) and cooling fins can sustain a temperature of 1000℃ . For the shop-floor operator's safety, the electronics evaluation unit can be installed at a distance of 50m to avoid high temperature.

RF-Admittance Level Sensor for Blast Furnace
level sensors for coke plant
Coke Plant

Coke is produced by selecting different categories of coal and blending is done following by heating until it becomes coke. Coal is a good conductor of electricity, build-up can be conductive, SLA-Series with Full- PTFE insulation, is effective in ignoring build-up.

Admittance Level Sensor for Coal
level sensors for ESP filter hoppers & fly ash
ESP Filter Hoppers & Fly Ash

A Filteration device is used to eliminate dust particles from a flowing gas through a induced electrostatic charge. Electrostatic dust clouds of fly ash form significant buildup on the sensor probe. SLA DOT Display with Probe Sub-Type: Extra Sturdy(XS) is equipped to handle electrostaic charge and ignores build-up effectively.

Level Sensor for ESP Filter Hopper and Fly Ash
level sensors for coke ovan batteries
Coke Ovan Batteries

It consist of numbers of oven in which the walls are seperating the neighbouring ovens and also each end wall and material needs water for mixing so the process needs water level detection and SLW and SLA-Series is suitable to measure DM water.

level sensors for pellet plant
Pellet plant

Fine iron ore is converted to uniform iron ore pellets that can be charged into the blast furnace. These are typically fed to a blast furnace to make steel. Sapcon recommends to use SLA Bar Display for this application.

Level sensor for Pellet Plant
level sensors for chute jam detection
Chute Jam Detection

Chutes are a critical part of a bulk solids handling plant. It transfer the product from one belt to another belt. Admittance level switch SLA Disc Probe is suggested for this application.

SLA-Disc Probe

Valuable Insights

RF Admittance Level Switch Probes
By Dhananjay|March 29, 2019

Level Sensor Probes

Depending on the density of bulk solids and process temperature, RF admittance level sensor's probe is differentiated.

Fly Ash Detection in ESP Hopper
By Megha|May 6, 2019

Fly Ash Level Detection

Detail description of challenges and its proposed solutions of fly ash level detection in ESP Hopper.