Tenova to supply an EAF to Canadian company
Posted on 06 Jan 2021 and read 407 times
, a leading company that specialises in solutions for the metals and mining industries, has been awarded a contract by Valbruna ASW Inc for the supply of a new EAF (Electric Arc Furnace). Valbruna ASW is a specialty steel maker and the EAF will be installed at its facility in Welland, Ontario.
The scope of the supply includes the latest-generation EAF unit, which will replace the existing one. Tenova will also provide the associated auxiliary equipment, the material handling system (including bins batteries, hoppers and conveyor belts, for the charging of the ladle and of the EAF), and the complete automation system.
Furthermore, the management of this plant will be fully automated and integrated in the new the EAF process control system. The new EAF will guarantee an increase in the plant’s hourly melt-shop production rate, as well as the effectiveness and reliability of high-quality steel and stainless-steel production.
The new EAF will be equipped with Tenova’s ‘Digital Electronic Regulation’ system (TDRH 4.0), which can provide a significant reduction in the electrical consumption of the EAF itself while ensuring ‘excellent arc stability’.
Marco Longobardo, Tenova’s digital products manager, said: “Our long-standing relationship with the Valbruna Group is confirmed by several projects at its Vicenza and Bolzano plants in Italy, where we implemented some of our technologies to increase safety, sustainability and production.
“This is also the aim of this new project in Canada, where the plant will be a ‘technological reference’ in North America for the production of stainless steel.”