Fuzzy control of flue temperature in coke oven heating process
Gongfa Li1, 2, Wentao Xiao1, Honghai Liu1, 2, Guozhang Jiang1, Jia Liu1
1College of Machinery and Automation, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081, China
2Intelligent Systems and Biomedical Robotics Group, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ, United Kingdom
Coke oven production possesses the characteristics of nonlinear, large inertia, large disturbances, and highly-coup ling and so on. Coke oven heating temperature was reflected by flue temperature and adjusted by gas flow. The control method of intermittent heating control is adopted in traditional heating control system of coke oven, and cannot satisfy the command of coke oven heating control. The control principle of combining the intermittent heating control with the heating gas flow adjustment is adopted according to analysing the difficulty and strategy of heating control of the coke oven. On the basis of researching deficiency of the existing control strategy, fuzzy hybrid control is proposed to establish heating intelligent control model of coke oven, which combines feedback control, feed-forward control and fuzzy intelligent control. Carbonization index is utilized in the model to control coking management of coke oven. Then heating fuzzy intelligent control structure of coke oven is built. According to artificial experience and actual conditions, the fuzzy controller is designed. Fuzzy control can deal with fuzzy, inexact or uncertain information and is extraordinarily robust, which can realize intelligent control of heating process of coke oven. Better control result of temperature control is realized by fuzzy intelligent control model. Intelligent control methods were used to adjust stopping heating time and heating gas flow. The practical running results indicate that the system can achieve heating intelligent control of flue temperature, reduce temperature fluctuation, effectively improve quality of coke and decrease energy consumption, and has great practical value.