The growing demand for high-quality steel requires the reduction of the so-called overflow slag that is tapped from the converter into the steel ladle together with the steel. The X-Pact® Auto Tapping module allows automatic tapping at the converter and ensures continuous optimization of the process control system and intelligent steel production throughout the entire process.
In the conventional tapping of steel, the operator must always observe the converter position, the tapping stream and the position of the ladle under the converter. Slag flowing into the ladle is detected by slag early detection systems, and slag retention systems are activated automatically or by the operator. The tapping times depend on the tilting mode controlled by the operator. Faults occurring during operation negatively affect safety, production, quality and plant stability.