Tenova Goodfellow Inc., (TGI) a Canadian subsidiary of Italian plantmaker Tenova, a Techint Group company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, will take part of a collaborative new project titled Digital Transformation of Secondary Metallurgy Facility at Ontario-based ArcelorMittal Dofasco.
The project is focused on the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Secondary Metallurgy Facility that includes a ladle furnace, a degassing tank, their auxiliary facilities, and transfer cars. The goal is to demonstrate how digitalization technologies can improve production by minimizing manual intervention, reducing process variation and improving final steel properties. The new sensors will be based on an array of Tenova’s proprietary technologies. Tenova will adapt Tenova’s Advanced Sensor Technology for use on other oxygen and electric steelmaking furnaces.
In addition, Tenova will develop a technologically advanced sensing network capable of providing critical real-time process measurements that are currently not available.
The three-year project involves a consortium of leading Canadian companies with funding provided by NGen, which serves as Canada’s Supercluster for Advanced Manufacturing, managing $230 million in matching funds from the federal government to drive greater private sector investment in advanced manufacturing projects.
“Tenova Goodfellow Inc., places a high value on the mandate of NGen to facilitate collaborations among its members,” stated Marcello Pozzi, TGI CEO. “We are very proud to be included in Canada’s Supercluster for Advanced Manufacturing which will incorporate the best efforts from manufacturing, academic research and the private sector in Canada,” he added.