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Liberty Speciality Steels, UK

SMS Mevac has supplied Liberty Speciality Steel (formerly TATA Stocksbridge) in Great Britain with an 8/18-ton VIM plant. It has been in operation since 2015. It features dedicated vacuum chambers for melting and casting connected by launder and tundish. The crucible has vacuum-tight electrical power supply and can be exchanged easily via advanced lifting system. The mechanical pump system generates extra-deep vacuum. A charger ensures clean material addition under vacuum conditions. Direct slag removal is enabled by integrated deslagging machine.

Key data

Type: 8/18 t VIM
Startup: 2015
Highlights: 2 different heat sizes, Sophisticated sealing,
Crucible lifting by bottom ram, Slag raking system
Shop: Produces electrodes for remelting processes