Resources


APB Modules

The APB utilizes modules governed by the AIST Technology Committees. Each module below contains process-specific data sets, terminology and definitions derived by user agreement to ensure consistent interpretation. Since data validity is crucial to the evaluation, the APB is programmed for consistent data collection necessary to provide credible and relevant information for all KPIs.

 

Coke Oven

Developed by members of the AIST Cokemaking Technology Committee

Key performance indicators (KPIs): quality-related data of the coke produced, physical properties, various sizing characteristics, as well as information relating to the coal charged and byproducts.

 

Blast Furnace

Developed by members of the AIST Ironmaking Technology Committee

KPIs: blast furnace design criteria, reductants/injectants, burdens/fluxes, tuyere configurations, top gas specifications, tapping and slag data, equipment performance, and hot metal chemistry and temperature.

 

Electric Arc Furnace

Developed by members of the AIST Electric Steelmaking Technology Committee

KPIs: facility design, heat cycle time, carbon analysis, charge additions/consumptions, flux addition, waste product composition, electrical and chemical energy inputs, consumables and refractories, and related equipment performance.

 

Basic Oxygen Furnace

Developed by members of the AIST Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee

KPIs: hot metal supply, vessel additions, facility and converter information, combustion system and fume treatment, dynamic control systems, fluxes, liquid steel characteristics, thermal aspects, refractories, slag composition and other oxygen steelmaking data.

 

Slab Caster

Developed by members of the AIST Continuous Casting Technology Committee

KPIs: carbon levels of product mix, utilization and productivity, mold diagnostics, product yield, quality, casting dimensions and other machine specifications.

 

Hot Rolling Mill

Developed by members of the AIST Hot Sheet Rolling Technology Committee

KPIs: roll line availability and reliability, material sourcing data, yield, quality characteristics, upsets, energy consumption, coil characteristics and roll shop data, including roll type and performance.

 

Galvanizing Line

Developed by members of the AIST Galvanizing Technology Committee

KPIs: facility characteristics, product sizes, line efficiency, delay frequencies, annealing furnace fuel components, rejection and salvage rates and pot equipment performance.

 
In Development
 
 

Cold Rolling Mill

Developed by members of the AIST Cold Sheet Rolling Technology Committee

KPIs: individual line characteristics, facility delays, consumable usage, material sizing and mix data as they pertain to pickle lines, coupled continuous cold mills, batch cold mills, temper mills and sheet annealing lines.

 

Plate Rolling Mill

Developed by members of the AIST Plate Rolling Technology Committee

KPIs: facility equipment and installation data, product grades, sizes and yields, quality performance, cooling profiles, utilization and delay rates, and consumption per finished product.

 

Shape Caster

Developed by members of the AIST Continuous Casting Technology Committee

KPIs: product mix, qualtiy, mold diagnostics, product yield, oil and powder consumption, casting dimensions and other machine specifications.

 

Rod and Bar Rolling Mill

Developed by members of the AIST Rod and Bar Technology Committee

KPIs: facility equipment descriptions and installation data, delay rates, variability in finished sizes, reheat furnace characteristics and efficiencies, and final product quality performance.