Fives delivers reheating furnaces to China

Fives’ Stein Digit@l Furnace for long product reheating; Copyright: Fives

Fives has been awarded two strategical contracts to design and supply reheat- ing furnaces for Chinese steelmakers, both with very strict requirements on energy consumption and NOx emissions.

The first project covers an ultra-low NOx emission furnace to reheat long products, such as stainless steel bars, coils or wires for Yantai Walsin Stainless Steel, a subsidiary of Walsin Lihwa. Fives’ Stein Reheating WBF, a walking beam furnace, has a capacity of 85 tons per hour and will be equipped with the latest generation of AdvanTek burners, designed in France. The AdvanTek burners will guarantee energy efficiency and ultra-low NOx emissions, less than 100 mg/m3.

The second contract was signed with HBIS SHISTEEL – Shijiazhuang Iron & Steel Company within China’s HBIS Group for two reheating furnaces, each with a production capacity of 130 tons per hour. Fives’ Stein Digit@l Furnace, also a walking beam furnace, operating on natural gas equipped with patented wide flame burners and a combustion system with individual on/off control. The wide flame burners improve the crosswise and lengthways temperature profiles of the products, while the individual on-off control allows high thermal efficiency while reducing fuel consumption and NOx emissions. HBIS SHISTEEL is now relocating its steelmaking facilities 80 kilometers outside Shijiazhuang city to set up new standards for cleaner, more flexible and more efficient steelmaking in China.

The scope of both projects on EPC basis includes engineering, equipment supply, erection and commissioning, which will be completely executed by Fives Stein Metallurgical Technology (Shanghai), a Fives’ subsidiary in China. (Fives)