High-speed tin plate annealing furnace
Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co. (China) and Fives successfully signed a final acceptance certificate for a vertical annealing furnace of 430,000 tons per year capacity to produce tin plates for the food packing industry.
Fives designed, manufactured, supplied and supervised the commissioning of its vertical annealing furnace Stein Digiflex®. The furnace is installed at the continuous annealing line of the cold rolling plant №3 of Shougang Jingtang’s new facility in Caofeidian, Hebei province of China. The line, designed to produce strip size of 0.15 to 0.55mm thickness with 750 to 1280mm strip width, is to reach a strip speed of 750 mpm in the process section making it one of the fastest tin plate lines in the world.
Fives’ furnace is equipped with AdvanTek® combustion system, featuring energy efficiency, fuel flexibility and low emissions, as well as FlashCooling® cooling system. The FlashCooling® system offers flexibility in operation in terms of cooling rate control, temperature cycle control and uniformity of cooling.
In total, Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co. operates five Stein Digiflex® furnaces at the Caofeidian facility, including the new continuous annealing furnace. Shougang Jingtang expresses their full satisfaction with their performances.