Another large-scale promeos® project has “passed its baptism of fire” as the customer project manager, Dr Joachim Heil, happily proclaims. After the successful installation and commissioning of the furnaces specially developed for TRIMET for cathode preheating, the entire process consisting of preheating, liquid iron transport and casting was operated for the first time under real conditions and “worked very well from the onset” as Dr. Joachim Heil modestly puts it.
This truly major milestone was preceded by months of successful cooperation between our customer TRIMET and our project and engineering team at promeos®. The result is more than impressive: The four cathode furnaces with the swivelling lids are not only impressive in their dimensions (when opened, the lids extend 4.4m in height), but also the performance data are impressive: 3000 kW nominal heat output enable cathode blocks with a mass of 2x 1,3 t + 2x 1 t of steel bars to be heated to 450-500 degrees in 180 min. Absolutely homogeneous and gentle on the material, but at the same time extremely energy-efficient.
This is made possible by the use of the pioneering and flame-free promeos® gas burner technology combined with intelligent control and plant technology as well as a deep understanding of the customer process and process engineering.
A ladle heating system has already been delivered (see right) and a plant for cathode refractory drying is currently in the project planning phase.
We are looking forward to further cooperation!