Monocon provide Turnkey Key slag control systems including the dart machine, refractory darts and all the ancillary equipment, tools and training required for successful and sustainable slag operational management.
Some of the standardised supply features of our turnkey slag control solutions are listed below.
The Monocon Dart machine comes as a turnkey solution with all the electrical system configuration and safety features that you would expect from a world-class supplier who has supplied over 83 dart machine installations across 34 steel plants. Some of the electrical design features are shown below;
The majority of Monocon dart machines are pneumatically operated and come complete with a pneumatic control panel.
The pneumatic panel contains all the necessary equipment required for the reliable operation of the machine for thousands of operations. In addition it incorporates built in safety including emergency stops and two-button initiation/activation.
The Monocon knock off beam helps to prevent serious damage to the machine and personnel injury when inadvertent contact is made with the vessel.
A spare Knock off beam is also provided in case of inadvertent damage to the supplied beam. Additionally full manufacturing drawings are provided to enable local manufacture of knock off beams if required.
Monocon has supplied over 83 dart machines and therefore have accumulated a vast amount of installation and operational experience on dart machines and slag control systems. We have innovated solutions to help improve equipment life and mitigate risk by reducing operator incident and accident likeihood. Some of the additional safety features incorporated in the Monocon turnkey supply solution are listed below.
The position of the BOF vessel is crucial to the successful launch of a slag dart. An independent Vessel angle indicator system is provided to assist the vessel operator in achieving the required vessel angle to enable safe dart launch to proceed
Accurate and repeatable vessel positioning equipment is normally supplied with the Monocon slag control package.
Monocon can also provide proven vessel angle indicator systems as a stand-alone project to retro-fit onto incumbent supplier plant equipment.
The darts are supplied in 2 parts:
The dart head is manufactured with an integral hollow steel tube and the dart tail is encased in a smaller steel tube. The tail tube is inserted into the dart head tube and the 2 are crimped together to form a secure and robustly assembled dart unit. A dart crimping machine is provided as part of the package to enable easy dart assembly on site.