IDI-20150828 “The Development of Simulation Models to improve the La Farga Rod Continuous Casting Process ”
The main objective of the project focuses on the implementation of technological improvements in the production process at La Farga Rod, specifically in the solidification and cooling unit. These improvements will optimize the production process, and, more specifically, the cooling of the (wire rod) system, which will subsequently be performed in a more efficient and controlled manner, and which will not be influenced by outdoor temperatures.
La Farga plans to study and develop a wire cooling system based on a rigorous fluid dynamics and thermal study of the company’s current processes to the point at which a virtual modelling of the current cooling process is available that permits the simulation of several designs, until a new, more efficient cooling stage has been developed.
This project will facilitate increased productivity in the La Farga process and minimize energy consumption, while providing a greater understanding of those factors involved, which will supplement our current know-how.
The project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the 2014-2020 Multiregional Operational Program on Intelligent Growth and by the Centre for Industrial Technology Development (CDTI), and is supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. (CDTI IDI-20150828).