CSP® technology - Your benefits

Low costs, high efficiency

Want to cut costs as well as harmful emissions? Then you'll love CSP® technology for its low investment costs, low overheads, and high energy efficiency. It's obvious CSP® saves you some real money because you no longer need a roughing mill. Fewer process steps also mean higher process stability. Plus: you reap the eco benefits in the form of 40% less energy consumption compared to a plant with a thick slab caster and conventional hot strip mill.

Attractive CSP® eco package

  • Dry furnace rollers. They reduce heat losses by up to 50%
  • Inductive heaters between the CSP® furnace and CSP® mill. They let you make flexible adjustments to the rolling start temperature. This means you can operate the entire tunnel furnace at a lower average temperature.
  • Innovative descaling technology. This offers you powerful cleaning and low temperature drop
  • Roll gap lubrication to reduce roll gap friction
  • X-Pact® automation with energy-saving modes
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Excellent product quality

What makes hot strip from CSP®

This excellent product quality results from perfect temperature homogeneity of the thin slab. It remains constant over the entire length, width, and thickness when it leaves the CSP® furnace before rolling. That guarantees more uniform mechanical properties across the whole width and length of the strip. You also achieve even conditions to ensure an extremely stable, smooth rolling process. This keeps the strip geometry within close tolerances.

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Quality results from CSP® plant at Essar Steel, India

Large product spectrum

Our CSP® plants have proven they can produce an extremely wide spectrum of steel grades. Included here are almost all high-quality grades in demand today.

Its homogenous production conditions make CSP® ideal for high-quality grades and materials that require exact temperature control. That means you can produce hot strips made from micro-alloyed or multi-phase steels - much more easily, to closer tolerances, and with excellent metallurgical properties.

Steel grades
Structural steel
HSLA steel
High carbon steel
IF and mild steel
Pipe grades
Silicon steel
Automotive grades

Thin strip production

CSP® technology offers optimal pre-conditions for the stable production of large amounts of thin-gauge products at low cost. Thin (<1.5 mm) and ultra-thin (<1.0 mm) hot strip can be used to substitute cold strip. Thus significant cost advantages can be attained. Some CSP® plants have a share of 60% and more of thin hot strip in gauges between 1.5 mm and 0.8 mm.

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Rolling campaign of Essar Steel (India) shows remarkable process stability and performance for ultra-thin gauges.