Article ID: ISIJINT-2021-585
Heavy and medium plate (HMP) is a valuable and irreplaceable material that is widely used in pipelines, bridges, ships, building construction, and power plants. The quality of a plate's surface is closely related to its strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance. HMP is still trimming to length after the continuous casting process. The goal of this research is to evaluate surface quality quickly by combining online detection information of normal and periodic defects with professional quality control skills. To begin, this study creates a set of assessment criteria for HMP surface quality based on length, total defect area, and total area of various types of surface defects on the plate. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is then developed to identify based on the operator's experience and expert knowledge, the weights of the classified defects are then determined using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). Finally, the evaluation grades for each plate may be calculated. The evaluation findings may benefit not only in improving production efficiency, lessening labor intensity, and reducing waste caused by cutting to length, but also in boosting the intelligent control capability of the HMP manufacturing technique.