Shougang’s Major Order to LOI Thermprocess
by Hans Diederichs
One of the major steel companies in China has placed another important order with Tenova LOI Thermprocess, adding to the 60 orders for heat treatment systems for electrical steel that the company has received since 2000.
In December 2019, Tenova LOI Thermprocess received another major order by the Chinese company Shougang Qian’an Electrical Vehicle Steel Co., Ltd., including the heat treatment portion (furnace system) for two annealing and coating lines (ACL) for non-grain-oriented (NGO) electrical strip.
The two furnace systems, for which the basic design is almost complete, bear the internal designation SACL 7 & 8 and will meet the highest requirements for the production of non-grain-oriented electrical steel. As is well known, they are at the core of every treatment line for electrical steel with a special and exact temperature control, changing gas compositions, a precisely working slow and fast cooling system as well as an automated working method that is as model-based as possible.
The scope of the contract includes engineering, the largely turnkey delivery of all furnace-related key components, as well as supervision of assembly and commissioning including training. In addition to the electrical equipment belonging to the furnaces, the control components as well as the associated software and a mathematical furnace management model are also supplied. Local provision and support is provided by Tenova Technologies Tianjin Co. Ltd., a Tenova’s subsidiary in China.
Source and photo: Tenova LOI Thermprocess