Level 1 and Level 2 Control Systems
Tenova Italimpianti provides in-house development of Level 1 and Level 2 automation systems for new furnace installations or for existing system upgrades. The Tenova Flexytech® Level 1 system is a microprocessor based system (PLC or DCS) interfaced with HMI (Human Machine Interface) state-of-the-art display screens, to provide furnace operators with manual, automatic or Level 2 control of furnace functions and processes. In 1981, Tenova Italimpianti was the first company to utilize on-line mathematical models to automatically control the operating functions of a reheating furnace. These mathematical models have been continuously tested and improved through more than one hundred reheating furnace performance evaluations and are now crucial components of the Tenova Flexytech® Level 2 system. The Flexytech® Level 2 system provides vital furnace performance benefits such as lower specific fuel consumption and improved product temperature uniformity as well as higher mill production rates Tenova Italimpianti thanks to its extensive experience provides solutions for the optimization of the PID control parameters through: Dedicated software packages based on advanced alorithms for a complete self-tuning of the system Preventive maintenance contracts based on: regular furnace check-up (field instrumentation and software).