Mönchengladbach, March 19, 2014

Hertwich Engineering

Dubai Aluminium orders two ultrasonic testing devices

Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) based in the United Arab Emirates has awarded Hertwich Engineering (www.hertwich.com) with the supply of two helical ultrasonic testing devices for its casthouses.

The new equipment will raise the capacity of DUBAL’s testing facilities to ensure good product quality and to manage higher production volumes.

Both ultrasonic testing devices are equipped with 10 volume probes and 20 angle-beam scanning probes and are thus able to examine the entire billet volume and the surface zone for defects and inclusions. The two facilities are designed to examine billets with diameters from 152 millimeters to 406 millimeters.

Commissioning of the ultrasonic testing devices in Casthouse 2 already took place in February 2014, while commissioning in Casthouse 1 is scheduled for July 2014.

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.

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