2003 Volume 43 Issue 8 Pages 1159-1166
It becomes still more important to control the falling trajectory in order to stabilize burden distribution control under intensive coal injection in a blast furnace. The present report clarifies the effect of ore falling trajectory on coke collapse in a two-dimensional bell-less burden distribution test and the effect of burden particle size on the falling trajectory, which serves as a disturbance factor. There has been no analysis on the motion on a bell-less rotating chute and falling parabolic motion as a mass flow, and particle dynamics are applied, and it is presently difficult to predict changes of the falling trajectory as a mass flow. Therefore, a falling trajectory measuring technique was developed utilizing acceleration sensors that can continuously measure the falling trajectory of burdens, in particular, the main stream position and the falling width, and was actually applied to Kobe BF3 (3rd campaign) (inner volume: 1845 m3; blown in on April 5, 1983). It has been confirmed that this falling trajectory measuring technique has enabled the measurement of the falling trajectory which is subject to centrifugal force on the rotating chute, a discharge flow rate from a top hopper, and particle size segregation, and which varies in time series, and furthermore, the physical main stream position that is determined by the mass flow rate can be determined uniquely.