Measuring the steel level in continuous casting
Radiometric based mould level measurement is the dominating technology for measuring the steel level in continuous casting. This technology has been available for more than 50 years and now with more than six thousand systems deployed. The level of liquid metal in the mould is measured reliably and precisely.
The radiometric measurement is maintenance-free and applicable for all mould types and sizes. Beside the typical installation on slab and billet casters, it is also successfully applied on beam-blank and round casters.
A precise and quick measurement of the mould level lays the foundation for the production of high-quality steel and the reliable prevention of steel overflows and breakouts. The Berthold mould level systems fulfill this role reliably and accurately. Depending on the casting format and the mould construction, different arrangements of sources and detectors can be realised.
Advantages of radiometric technology from Berthold:
- Reliable and extremely robust mould level measurement
- Fully compatible with electromagnetic stirrers and brakes
- Extremely short cycle time of 5 ms
- Mould powder measurement cycle of 0,5 s
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About Berthold Technologies
As a world technology leader in the field of radiometric measuring systems, Berthold products convince with outstanding measuring performance and reliability. The main fields of application are, for example, in chemical & polymers (etc. fertilizer industry), steel and power plants, mining & mineral processing, waste & recycling, refineries, paper, glass and as well as in the food industry (etc. sugar beets). In addition, microwave measuring systems for the determination of moisture and concentration belong to our extensive portfolio. The production of high-quality measuring systems for industry and research began more than 70 years ago in Bad Wildbad in the Black Forest.