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Today, reducing pollutants such as NOx is a key priority in combustion technology. Regulations on CO2 emissions trading as well as ultra-low NOx requirements demand greater investment in green technologies. So, pivotal in cutting fuel consumption is a prime focus on efficient state-of-the-art furnace design. Not only good for the environment, this also generates immediate financial benefits for you.
Top and bottom-fired walking-beam furnaces ensure high production rates and excellent quality steel grades. They handle billets, heavy blooms, slabs, and beam blanks. Included here are a number of cooled elements as well as special alloy parts that withstand high temperatures and mechanical stresses. Furthermore, due to the sophisticated combustion system, all our walking-beam furnaces are highly flexible.
Our high-tech machines prevent misalignment in the discharging area, even coping with workpieces of very different sizes and shapes. They virtually eliminate vibrations and positioning errors. Plus there are further key advantages such as reverse movement in emergency situations as well as the option of manual handling. You can choose from a wide range of kick-in and kick-off machines, operated both electro- mechanically and hydraulically - so you meet even the most challenging demands.
Walking-hearth furnaces are the perfect choice for many long product mills, with production rates of up to 140 tons per hour.
Operating with top heating alone means they are ideal for products with a maximum thickness of 160 mm. It also benefits you that this furnace type significantly cuts specific consumption because there are no water- cooled elements inside the furnace.
Have you ever thought about heavy-duty, no-frills furnaces for billet reheating? Then a pusher furnace is a smart choice. Why? Because this type is designed specifically to operate in low-production-rate mills for common steel grades such as rebars.
Top-fired pusher-type furnaces combine the benefits of sturdy construction and simplicity in design with low consumption rates. Common to both top and bottom- fired pusher-type furnaces is the fact that they attain high production rates. So, if you produce simple products, pusher-type furnaces are an inexpensive alternative to more sophisticated walking-hearth or walking-beam types.
Now available is SMS PROMETHEUS®, a great way to enhance your furnace's overall performance. This advanced combustion optimization system improves the parameters that make a difference in the production of special steel qualities. That's because SMS PROMETHEUS® systematically refines metallurgical properties such as increased temperature uniformity, and suppresses negative effects including steel decarburization or scale formation.
Whatever your burner requirements, you'll find the right solution in the advanced SMS-Flame program. Our burners come in a wide range of power levels and models suitable for any application:
- SMS-ZeroFlame flameless burner for extremely low NOx requirements
- SMS-DualFlame, capable of dual fuel utilization, gaseous fuel and oil
- SMS-RecuFlame, ideal for heat treatment furnaces
However, not only a service partner for your plants and machines, SMS group is also there for your staff. Furthermore, You can enroll on standardized and individual training programs designed for you by our SMS TECademy. That ensures you strengthen your competence as a plant owner.
Whether you require one-off equipment checks, continuous condition monitoring, remote service, or regular plant inspections: our service experts will take care of it all. You can even outsource your complete maintenance operations to us. This ensures excellent plant availability plus best production results.
Even plants "built to last" need to be critically examined from time to time, because markets and production processes are continuously evolving. Together with you, our service experts will find the best revamp options for your requirements. Once again bang up to date, your plants will then be ready to bolster your strong position on the market.
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Extract from Iron and Steel Review, no. 80, 2021 Download