Düsseldorf, January 09, 2014

Larger volume for improved metallurgical process

SMS Siemag revamps converter at the steelworks of Salzgitter Flachstahl

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, Germany, has successfully put into operation a new converter vessel supplied by SMS Siemag (www.sms-siemag.com) for converter A at the Salzgitter steelworks.

In order to essentially improve the metallurgical process, the specific volume of converter A was increased by approximately 25 percent. Thanks to the lamella system developed by SMS Siemag, the available installation space is now more efficiently used. The lamella system provides maintenance-free suspension of the converter based on a restraint-free arrangement of the converter vessel in the trunnion ring.

The scope of supply by SMS Siemag consists of a converter vessel with tilt drive, vessel suspension with lamellas, converter bearings and bearing pedestals, enclosure for the secondary dedusting system ("doghouse") and installation.

Salzgitter Flachstahl also ordered a mechanical relining device with telescopic lifting system, which will considerably simplify the refractory lining process in the future. Commissioning of the relining device is scheduled for January 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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