OreGate Elemental Analysis System

OreGate

IMPROVED PROCESS CONTROL
AND GREATER END PRODUCT QUALITY

OreGate elemental analysis enables FeCr furnace operator to stabilize the elemental composition of the raw material mixture and optimize the process for greater quality. Stable operation of the furnace also mitigates number of problems in operating the furnace.

OreGate provides real time feedback on raw material elemental composition. This is achieved by analysing 100% of the material flow by neutron activation analysis.  With OreGate online measurement, the plant operators can immediately react on any changes in raw material elemental composition.

PGNAA technology in nutshell

In PGNAA material is irradiated with neutrons resulting in gamma response by the irradiated material. This gamma response is characteristic to the elemental composition of the irradiated material providing accurate means of measuring elemental composition of the material flow.  Measurement is done through the belt and material flow and the whole volume of the process material is involved in the creation of the signal. 

Continuous measuring of conveyor belt flow of raw material is a proven and effective way to determine and ensure consistent quality . Measurement data is transmitted and monitored in real time in the plant control room.

 

NEXT GENERATION ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS

Cutting edge technology

OreGate uses a technique called Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA)

to measure elemental composition of the material flow. With PGNAA, material is irradiated with neutrons exciting it, while the relaxation of that state results in a gamma response of the irradiated material. The response is characteristic to the elemental composition of the material, providing accurate means to measure the elemental composition of the whole material flow volume.

Highly versatile and tailored

OreGate has a very high rate of versatility. As our technology interact on full sample volume and on nuclear level, measurement of heterogenous and nonuniform material is possible. Through the use of the NAA method our product can measure almost any liquid or solid materials. 

OreGate products can be placed in almost any industrial environment. Our solutions are always tailormade by our technical team to meet our customers’ needs and their specific environment.

 

Non-invasive and easy to integrate

OreGate is non-invasive and can be installed on existing conveyor belt environment.

Modular design allows setting up required components to gain maximum effectiveness while maintaining cost control. 

The modular design makes the products easy to integrate on existing process pipeline, conveyor belt, silo or laboratory with minimum alterations.

Energy efficient and greensolution

Lower and more stabilized operating temperature of the furnace result in lower emissions. 

OreGate helps our customers in their push for greener and environment friendly operations

BENEFITS OF OREGATE

Higher quality of the end product

• Accurate data of the elemental composition of the whole raw material volume. • Adjust raw material feed during process. • Optimize and stabilize the elemental concentrations in the raw material feed.

Improved process control

• Enable real time process control and data based decisions. • Stabilize the process fluctuations and eliminate problematic behavior of the furnace. • Less shutdowns and malfunctions

Savings in energy, raw material and CO2

• Enable real time process control and data based decisions. • Stabilize the process fluctuations and eliminate problematic behavior of the furnace. • Less shutdowns and malfunctions

OreGate at Outokumpu Ferrochrome works

NeutronGate is delivering OreGate online raw material analyzer for Outokumpu’s Tornio Ferrochrome works. OreGate is installed on a conveyor belt to analyze the elemental composition of the raw materials fed into the ferrochrome smelting furnace. To achieve the best performance, the OreGate anlalyzer is customized to meet the exact needs and requirements of Outokumpu.

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