Severstal to build heat-treating machine to increase production of EHS steel

The Cherepovets metallurgical complex, one of the largest integrated steel plants in the world (Severstal Russian Steel Division) will put into operation a new heat-treating machine in 2013. The total value of the project will make up 246 million rubles.

The project is aimed at the increase of the production of mill-2800 thick plate out of EHS steel with new application properties for such branches of industry as shipbuilding, bridge building and the production of heavy duty machines.

The new machine will replace obsolete equipment at the heating furnaces sector of the sheet mill department #1 dealing with production of hot-rolled metal. The heat-treating machine is equipped with automated control system. It is planned to reconstruct the pumping filtration plant and install a mechanical-draft tower right in front of the machine in order to provide the needed amount of water, pressure and temperature.

The new complex of equipment will make it possible to provide double-sided hardening of the flat EHS steel 6-50 mm thick, up to 2,500 mm wide and weighing up to 7.5 tons during uninterrupted moving in accelerated interrupted cooling mode. Flatness of the rolled metal in compliance with the world standards is guaranteed.

“The new heat-treating machine will increase production of heat-treated thick plate at Severstal by 27 thousand tons per year”, the Director for production and Chief Engineer of the division, Andrei Lutsenko says.

The heat-treating machine is provided by Novokramatorsky machine-building plant. This is the first time when the plant delivers such machine to a Russian metallurgical enterprise. The analogous equipment was put into operation at Stalowa Wola metallurgical complex in Poland.

The permission for designing has already been obtained. The design documents will be provided by Severstal-Proekt LLC. Domnaremont Plc. will act as the general contractor. The building will start at the end of January 2013.



Translated by Alexandra Utyasheva

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