By Andrea Willige Ask most people what ‘industrial’ means to them, and it’s likely to be the image of giant ladles pouring hot molten metal into a giant oven. Nothing embodies large scale manufacturing more poignantly than steelmaking in a blast furnace.
A wide variety of equipment is used in industrial plants. This equipment is continuously monitored and checked, which requires a great deal of effort and a wide range of sensor strategies to guarantee proper functioning throughout the lifecycles of the various devices. But none of these sensor strategies take into account one of the most important properties of nearly every device or process: They emit sounds.
METEC—The Bright World of Metals Technologies—is a major industrial trade fair that brings together the movers, minds and technologies that are redefining the knowhow required to make steel mills more productive, produce higher quality metals for all types of uses, and comply with environmental and safety regulations. Attended by machinery and technology providers, mill operators and downstream metals purchasers, METEC is more than a sales conference, it’s a forum for pivotal presentations and intensive dialogue between exhibitors and visitors from around the world on business developments and economic and quality enhancing advances in steel production and processing.