Iron & Steel manufacturing

Blast furnace

Business Problem

Right at the heart of steelmaking. Best practice day-to-day operation of the blast furnace leaves room for optimization to improve hot iron quality, energy consumption as well as other other operational cost reductions.


A blast furnace is a challenging process with complex dynamics. With changing raw material conditions, production targets and quality requirements; choosing the right operational mode for effective and efficient operations is a challenging task.

SentianController solution

At an early stage SentianController learns from the available operational data, providing operational impact by forecasting key quality metrics and process variables. Enabling operators to make proactive operational decisions to improve quality and reduce cost. As the model learns and grows so does SentianControllers capabilities, providing continuous setpoint optimization and corrections towards current quality and production targets. Increasing quality while minimizing energy consumption and other operational costs.