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A predictive model for continuous galvanizing line operation

April 2021
Gallery SmartLine 1
Gallery SmartLine 1


The SmartLine is a fully automatic strip processing line control system based on predictive modeling, to ensure the best quality yield and productivity. It combines process control, metallurgical know-how and a dedicated IT architecture. The solution links all key processes in a real time basis, anticipates process conditions and adapts them continuously according to line speed, to establish with minimal error the desired final mechanical and surface properties of the finished coils. It integrates a self-learning module to prevent long term deviation and allows process and line instrumentation evolution. The solution can be used to control any steel process line for flat products, such as continuous galvanizing lines (CGL) or continuous annealing lines (CAL). It enhances quality and productivity, while also allowing energy and material savings (reduction of material waste, energy and zinc consumption).

Label Date April 19, 2021
By Fives
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
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The environmental benefits

  • 2 to 5% increase in productivity (machines speed running)
  • 2 to 5% of reduction in downgrading and reparation
  • 1% of saving on total production due to scrap reduction in the transition phases
  • 2.5% of energy savings (natural gas)
  • 1.5% of saving on zinc consumption

The Financial benefits

  • 3 M€ of yearly savings on a 350 kt/year galvanazing line
  • Payback time under 1 year

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Fives, an industrial engineering group with an extensive multi-sector expertise

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Headquarters 75009 Paris, France
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