Safety is at the core of Tenova’s designs. Not only are physical barriers considered for moving areas, intelligent instrumentation is used to constantly monitor ambient air quality in the furnace building, and complex algorithms applied to determine potential upset conditions and proactively react.

Robotic technologies are also being implemented to remove workers from potentially risky areas such as casing welding, bath level measurement and even taphole drilling.

Access control is an integral design of the furnace building, to ensure no uncontrolled access to potentially hazardous areas.