Head of Technology, World Steel Association, Belgium
Dr. Janjua graduated from the University of Dalarna, Sweden and got his PhD in Material Sciences from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. He joined the steel industry in 2002 and has been involved in process technology, product application, energy, recycling, process yield and maintenance & reliability. Dr. Janjua is Head of Technology at World Steel Association is responsible for leading worldsteel’s activities in the field of technology, manufacturing excellence, expert groups and benchmarking systems
Topic: Energy Benchmarking, Maintenance & Reliability Systems
Abstract: Worldsteel has set up benchmarking and assessment systems for its members to measure the performance of steelmaking processes in a secure, anonymous way, which is free of cost. This suite of systems allows any steel company to continuously track, measure and aim to achieve the best-in-class performance in a global setting.
These systems have been developed by industry experts and are continuously being updated to reflect the latest developments in iron and steelmaking processes. The following six systems allow any company to effectively manage and measure its performance:
2. Process Yields
3. Maintenance & Reliability
These systems allow companies to understand the improvement potential in a holistic way, aim higher and work towards saving energy, maintenance costs, lowering CO2 and higher yield. The benefit directly translates to savings in millions of dollars at no external spending – only by becoming aware of the potential for improvement and working towards achieving it.