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    ADI-INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
    HIGH TEMPERATURE ENDOSCOPY
    INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
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    ADI-INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
    HIGH TEMPERATURE ENDOSCOPY
    INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
  • darkblurbg
    ADI-INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
    INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
    HIGH TEMPERATURE ENDOSCOPY

PICTURE SERVICING INDUSTRY
BEST PICTURE AND ITS ANALYSIS SUPPORTING DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

ADI-IS is a service company, incorporated in Belgium, acting worldwide since 1994 and specialized in refractory ling survey of hot blast air circuit of blast furnace cowpers. ADI-IS performs inspections in real time using high temperature endoscopy and infrared thermography techniques.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES for HOT BLAST STOVES

Efficient uninterrupted operations of hot blast air supply to the blast furnace -> RELIABILITY

Stable process conditions avoiding fluctuations since there is no room for mistakes -> CONSISTENCY

Low costs operations and down time minimization -> RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Energy efficiency -> LOW EMISSIONS



SOME (VERY) GOOD REASONS TO PERFORM ENDOSCOPY WITH ADI-IS

Domes and checkers

the fall of bricks on the checker, partially blocked, poor heating and higher energy use.

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Burner and grid

soon or later fall of bricks on the burner grid leads to bad blasting, undesirable turbulences and higher energy use.

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Combustion chamber

the fall of bricks, cracks, undesirable interferences between the combustion chamber and the checker leading to heating issues and energy intensive.

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Bustle pipe and main pipe

the fall of bricks, partialy blocked, poor hot air supply to the tuyeres and higher energy use.

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FAQ

GREAT! BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?
ARE YOU USING ANOTHER INSPECTION TECHNIQUE?
THERMOGRAPHY FOR EXEMPLE ?

YOU DON’T HAVE A PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM?
WHAT COULD BE THE COST OF A NON SCHEDULED STOPPAGE OF THE BF?
PRODUCTION LOSS OF 10.000 T/DAY?

IT’S TRUE, BUT WHAT IS THE COST OF SUCH A YIELD LOSS IN TERM OF PRODUCTIVITY AT THE BF AND ENERGY WASTES?
TO GET AN OPTIMUM YIELD IT’S REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT REGULAR MAINTENANCE (IT’S PROVEN)
ENDOSCOPY IS OBJECTIVELY DRIVING PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

THERE IS NO SHUT DOWN REQUIREMENT,A SINGLE « BY-PASS » OF THE COWPER UNDER INSPECTION ALLOWS ENDOSCOPY
2 (OR 3) COWPERS REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR BF OPERATIONS WHICH ARE NOT SUFFERING ANY PENALTY

ADI-IS HAS 20 YEARS OF EXPERTISE, OUR PROTOCOL IS SIMPLE & EFFICIENT
OUR EQUIPMENTS ARE WITH SMALL DIAMETERS (38/42mm) AND DON’T NEED LARGE OPENINGS : 50mm (2’’) IS OK

1er ADVANTAGE : IMMEDIATLY AFTER INSPECTION YOU ‘LL HAVE AN UPDATED STATUS OF YOUR STOVES
2ème ADVANTAGE : YOU’LL BE ABLE TO TAKE OBJECTIVELY

  • PREVENTIVE ACTIONS (CONTINUE A OPERERATING UNDER REGULAR MONITORING)
  • CORRECTIVE ACTIONS : MAKING THE MOST SUITABLE CHOICE FOR REPAIRS.
IF CERAMIC WELDING IS INDICATED,ADI-IS HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH AN EXPERT-PARTNER , SAME FOR GUNNING (DRY AND WET)

RETURN IS IMMEDIATE SINCE :

  • NO PRODUCTION LOSS AT THE BF
  • ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN IMMEDIATLY AFTER ENDOSCOPY ENABLE :
    • IMPROVE YIELD/PRODUCTIVITY
    • REDUCE ENERGY COSTS
  • COMPARED TO THE COST OF A NON SCHEDULED SHUTDOWN OR AN EMERGENCY REPAIR (cf 02/03)

IT’S PART OF YOUR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM AT BETTER FINANCIAL CONDITIONS COMPARED TO A « SPOT » ENDOSCOPY REQUIRED BY URGENT ISSUES

IT’S INCLUDED IN OUR OFFER,IT’S ANOTHER PRESENTATION OF MISSION REPORTING, ENABLING EXTRANET SAVING OF YOUR DATA (PICTURES) WITH OBSERVATIONS AND DATES
THESE DATA ARE EASILY FORWARDABLE TO COLLEAGUES OR OTHER DEPARTMENT S OF THE PLANT OR FROM THE GROUP

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