Stein reheating furnace for Turkish market
Kar-demir, a leading steel producer of long products in Turkey, has entrusted Fives with a contract to design and supply a new walking hearth furnace.
The new furnace, Stein Reheating WHF with 80 tons per hour capacity, is designated for a medium section mill and will be installed in the Izmir factory in the frame of the rolling mill modernization project. The furnace will replace an existing pusher furnace and process a wide range of billet sections and blooms, as well as short and long products in either one or two rows. Maximum product weight will be 3.7 tons with nominal discharge temperature reaching 1200º C.
The Stein Reheating WHF is equipped with side and front AdvanTek® burners, fired by natural gas. AdvanTek® technology is a dedicated combustion solution patented by Fives. It covers a large range of burners for reheating and processing line furnaces while featuring an outstanding energy efficiency, improved flame stability and reduced emissions.
The new furnace installation is planned in October 2017 with the first hot product scheduled for March 2018. The project will be executed by a Fives’ subsidiary in Spain, which specializes in long product thermal solutions worldwide.