Model for the evaluation and prediction of production rate of sinter machine operating on vertical mode

  • VI Nwokocha
  • EE Nnuka
  • CI Nwoye

Abstract

A model has been derived for evaluation and prediction of production rate of sinter machine operating on vertical mode. The quadratic model expressed as: P = 0.4395 V – 0.0526 V2 + 0.54, showed that the production rate of the sinter machine was dependent on the vertical sintering height. The maximum deviation of the model-predicted production rate from the corresponding rate obtained from the experiment was less than 32%. The sinter production rate per unit vertical sintering height of mix as obtained from experiment and derived model are approximately 0.02 and 0.01 tm-2 h-2/ mm mins-1 respectively. The evaluated correlation between production rate and vertical sintering height as obtained from experiment and derived model are 0.9345 and 0.9459 respectively.

Keywords: Evaluation, prediction, production rate, sinter machine, vertical mode

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 7(1): 16 - 21, 2011

Author Biographies

VI Nwokocha
Federal Ministry of Works, Abuja, Nigeria
EE Nnuka
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
CI Nwoye
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
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