SMS Mevac to supply a 150-ton X-eed VOD facility to Fujian Fuxin Special Steel
SMS Mevac GmbH, Germany, has received an order for the supply of an X-eed Duplex VOD facility from Fujian Fuxin Special Steel (part of Formosa Plastics Corporation), based in Zhangzhou, China. The aim of the project is to enable the production of austenitic and ferritic stainless steels.
Fujian Fuxin plans to commence production of stainless steel at the Zhangzhou plant at the end of 2014.
The VOD facility will be equipped with two tanks and two vacuum covers, a joint four-stage vacuum pump system with automatic vacuum pressure control (VOD-SC) and a common alloy storage and addition system.
To protect the environment, the VOD unit's vacuum pump system will include a gas cooler and integrated bag filter system.
The scope of supply covers the entire mechanical process equipment as well as the complete electrical and automation systems, with the latest level 1 and 2 control and monitoring technologies.
SMS Mevac of Essen, Germany, is the center of competence for VOD technology within the SMS group. For this project, certain components will be supplied locally by SMS Siemag Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.