14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006

SYSID-2006 Paper Abstract


Paper ThA4.5

Byndoor, Sathish (Alcoa Europe FRP), Browne, William (the Univ. of Reading), Yao, Liqun (the Univ. of Leicester), Postlethwaite, Ian (the Univ. of Leicester), Lowes, Steven (Alcoa Europe FRP)

Control of Long Plate Quality : Measurement System and Simulation.

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Session "Identification in Process Industry" (ThA4), Thursday, March 30, 2006, 11:50−12:10, Cummings Room

14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, March 29 - 31, 2006, Newcastle, Australia

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on July 22, 2018

Keywords Process Control, Model Validation, Mechanical and Aerospace


Alcoa Kitts Green has identified rolling longer plate as a key step to increase the capacity of hot mill. The two most problematic issues for rolling longer plates are: (1) to identify accurately the availability of power, and (2) to improve the rolled shape quality, e.g., reduce "banana-ing". Models were developed to calculate the available power and a new tilt control formula was developed to deal with the issue of banana-ing. Trials were successfully completed to test the capability with increased rolling length. A 36% increase in hot mill capacity was achieved. Copyright 2006 IFAC.