Powitec received an order from Leube GmgH, Salzburg, Austria.
Powitec’s first customer (2001) opted to equip its new kiln 3 again with the following:
PiT Navigator (NMPC control): Calciner, kiln and cooler
PiT Predictor (NOx forecast): Correlated against measured value at the bypass
PiT Indicator (thermography): 3 sensors (sinter zone, igniting zone, cooler)
Commenting on the order, Mr Kranabiltl (Operation cement factory) said: ’As a single plant with a lean staff structure, we have consciously decided for the self-learning optimizer from Powitec and thus decided against an expert system, because we see it as an efficient tool for continuous process improvement with less burden for operating and management levels. During reference visits we were able to talk with satisfied customers and could convince us of the value of flame analysis at high alternative fuel rates.’