Tenova, a leading developer and provider of sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry, was awarded two contracts by Tenaris, global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipes and related services, for its mill in Dalmine (Italy). Both contracts are related to the steelmaker’s new investment in special steel production. The two companies belong to the Techint Group.
Two of the project’s three phases will be supplied by Tenova. The first phase consists of a state-of-the-art melt shop ladle furnace. The ladle furnace will be used for secondary metallurgical treatment of the liquid steel. After that, the following phase will consist of a Tenova’s designed and supplied heat treatment furnace for special steel bars. This movable hood-type furnace is specifically designed to charge very large bars with a length of 12 meters and is equipped with thirty-fourhydrogen-ready self-recuperative burners. These environmentally friendly burners will be capable of using up to 100% hydrogen as a fuel source.
Tenova: production will start within the first half of 2022
Tenova self-recuperative burners provide energy savings compared to traditional preheated air burners. They are playing a significant role inreducing CO2 emission levels in steelmaking plants. In addition to fuel savings, Tenova burner flameless technology produces the lowest NOx emission level. Optimal thermal uniformity, extended combustion stability, advanced control technology, low maintenance costs, and continuous product evolution are Tenova regenerative burners main and distinguished features. Flexibility in fuel combustion is also another important advantage, as they are already designed and manufactured to be hydrogen-ready.
“The installation of a new furnace 100% H2 ready is part of Tenaris commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its activity, embracing innovation and technological change. Beside selecting the best energy saving technology for the burners, we took the opportunity of this project to make a step forward. Working with Tenova’s engineering and R&D, we designed a plant ready to start the substitution of natural gas with hydrogen as fuel for our industrial furnaces”.
comments Giuseppe Pandini, Tenaris Senior Project Manager.
With this investment, Dalmine will produce high-grade special steel resistant to corrosion in carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide environments. The special steel product will also be used for renewable energy technologies such as geothermal wells. The equipment provided by Tenova will start production within the first half of 2022.
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