Georg Fischer orders Ecomelt melting furnace from Hertwich Engineering
Georg Fischer from Altenmarkt, Austria, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group (www.sms-group.com), for a multi-chamber melting furnace type HE-Ecomelt-PS70 for melting and holding aluminum with a production capacity of up to 90 tons per day.
The new multi-chamber melting furnace operates with scrap preheating and uses the immersion melting process, thereby reducing the metal loss to less than 0.5 percent. It is particularly suitable for melting ingots and thin-walled revert scrap – even with adhering coolants and lubricants from machining. The multi-chamber melting furnace is characterized by high metal yield, low energy consumption and reduced emissions.
With less than 550 kWh/t, the heating energy consumption at nominal load is far below that of other plants in the market, the electric energy consumption is less than 30 kWh/t. The furnace achieves a melting rate of up to 4.5 tons per hour, its melt content is up to 25 tons.
Due to the extremely limited space in the existing casthouse, the design of the new melting furnace had to be specially adapted by Hertwich to the local conditions.
The plant is scheduled to start production in the 4th quarter of 2015.
The SMS group is, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. Its 14,000 employees generate sales of over EUR 3,4 bn.