Step Forward – Optimization of hard coal mills
Step Forward – the programme for a safe and flexible mill operation – three steps for an optimized hard coal mill. With the help of the optimization programme Step Forward developed by heat and power engineering, the operational safety in the grinding process is increased and the load operation can run in a most appropriate way.
First step: baseline study
- What are the design parameters of the mills?
- What are the basic conditions of today’s operation?
- What are future demands and requirements?
These questions are the starting point for the baseline study and data mining.
Afterwards, existing operational data shall be evaluated and measurements conducted by heat and power engineering. The gained information will add up for a weak-point analysis of the coal preparation. According to the results, a site-specific optimization programme will be created.
The main focus of the optimization programme Step Forward is the enhancement of the operational safety and und the flexibilization of the drive mode.