Continuous casting is a process that solidifies molten metal into various forms, known as billets, blooms and slabs. The process may include immediate hot rolling to shape the final strand, which is then cut into lengths for either stockpiling or transferring directly to the next stage of the forming process.
Temperature measurement must be made at multiple points of the process to avoid breakouts that can occur for a number of reasons. Temperature is a key process parameter used to control cooling sprays, and for the final temperature and surface defects before rolling and/or cutting.
- Provide reliable temperature monitoring in harsh environments
- Accurate temperature measurement in the spray zone where steam can obstruct sensor field of view
- Avoid breakouts due to improper temperature control