This project is an analysis of the performance of Hulamin’s Camps Drift Remelt (CDR) facility in order to establish a standard operating procedure for the loading of scrap into buckets for different furnaces. Taking into consideration the simulated furnace charging sequence scenarios, a linear programming model was built to generate optimal loading sequences and scrap breakdowns while applying relevant constraints to each scenario. The results of each scenario model, as well as additional observations made during the study, are incorporated to enforce the recommendation that a stricter standard operating procedure for bucket loading needs to be implemented and immediate attention is required to control particular avoidable delays that are causing extensive losses to production time.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2011.