Quad Infotech has been awarded an order by Nucor Steel Texas to provide a comprehensive energy management solution through its Energy Methods suite of products.
Energy Methods provides Nucor Texas comprehensive tools to monitor all measurable energy consumptions throughout its melt shop and two rolling mills as well as other auxiliary units. Nucor Texas will also be able to set consumption targets for each process or product using advanced regression analysis tools.
Furthermore, detailed cost analysis and efficiency indicators are provided per product, crew or any customizable scenarios. The delay analysis tools also provide further insight to the energy consumption patterns during process delays and stoppages.
Energy Methods comprehensive demand management and response tools allow Nucor Texas to have full visibility of their real-time energy demand as well as complete control over curtailment scenarios as well as managing peak times as well as down days.
The alarms and notification features of Energy Methods allow creation of custom notification scenarios to warn the users of any target or demand breaches for quick and timely responses to such conditions.
Nucor Corporation is the largest manufacturer of steel products in North America. In 2009 more that 14 million tons of steel were produced at Nucor’s approximately 200 operating facilities. Nucor has operating facilities in 22 states. Products produced are: carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet, and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; and light gauge steel framing.
Quad Infotech is a software engineering and design company that specializes in the development of manufacturing execution systems (MES) as well as energy management systems. Quad’s unique knowledge of industrial process, combined with computer software design expertise, renders its Level-2 and Level-3 software products unique in the global metals market. Quad’s flagship MES product, QMOS has been operating in numerous steel plants throughout North America and Europe since 1994.