As part of our package of solutions for the preservation of coke oven refractories, we conduct an evaluation of the general condition of the batteries in Refractory Diagnosis. Through a planned set of inspections and following the routine schedule of each oven, we apply advanced features and the experience of our teams to quickly obtain data that allow to systematically classify the ovens by level of criticality of damage, following an objective standard.
The assessment made in the Refractory Diagnosis becomes the referential condition from which to manage and maximize the life of the refractory lining.
We performed refractory diagnosis with the software COBRA at heat-recovery coke oven batteries. During the project, executed with high daily inspection rate, more than 4,500 photos and almost 300 high resolution videos were obtained, combining technical photography and endoscopy.
The results were recorded on about 900 inspection maps, and organized and handled by the software COBRA, which has a big data tool for quick interpretation.
INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING THE LINING OF COKE OVEN BATTERIES
In a project executed with Thermojet package of Coke Battery Refractory Management solutions, a potential gain of up to 10 years of preserved life was estimated. The work, "Refractory Maintenance of Coke Oven Batteries", was presented at the 46th Reduction Seminar, ABM Week 2016  .