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EPSRC Reference: GR/M89461/01
Title: IMPROVING QUALITY USING ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSING TECHNIQUES (IQUEST)
Principal Investigator: Peyton, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Dorey, Professor A Richardson, Professor A
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Alstom Group Mallinson Engineering Polymer Powders Technology
Talisman Wren Tata Steel
Department: Engineering
Organisation: Lancaster University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 31 January 2000 Ends: 30 January 2003 Value (£): 164,954
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electromagnetics Materials Processing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics Manufacturing
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This proposal offers a primary research and exploitation route to a system for improving the quality of steel products by monitoring cooling transformations during manufacture. The research will lead to a prototype demonstration system monitoring and later controlling cooling transformation on a hot strip mill. During the project, primary research will be performed to underpin the relationship between the transformation kinetics and the dynamic electromagnetic properties of the steel. In parallel, new intelligent, multi-coil, multi-frequency, electromagnetic sensor elements will be devised and developed. An array of elements will then be constructed. The signal and data processing algorithms required to extract suitable control and monitoring parameters from the sensor elements will be designed based on the metallurgical results. Finally, the system will be used to monitor the transformation of hot steel strip as it progresses through the cooling water spray on the mill run-out table.The university investigators will work closely with 5 companies. These represent a possible future supply chain for the complete system from a specialised component producer to an end-user.
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