Düsseldorf, February 20, 2013

SMS Elex to modernize electrostatic precipitator of converter A at Salzgitter Flachstahl

In addition to the new converter vessel with lamella suspension

system supplied by SMS Siemag, converter A in the steel plant of

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, Germany, will also be equipped with

new filter technology developed and patented by SMS Elex. The new

equipment is to replace the old precipitation and discharge electrode

system. Revamping will take place in the summer of 2013.

By means of this technology from SMS Elex, the occurring gases can

be efficiently cleaned, ensuring compliance even with the most

stringent environmental regulations. With a view to the varying

requirements of the converter process, the electrostatic precipitator is

characterized by very sturdy and thus long-lived, low-maintenance

components.

The scope of supply by SMS Elex comprises the engineering, the

supply of the internal filter equipment as well as installation and

erection work.

SMS Elex is a joint venture between SMS Siemag and the Swiss

company ELEX AG, which specializes in electrostatic precipitators.

This joint venture unites SMS Siemag's many years of experience in

the development and construction of converter plants with the knowhow from ELEX AG.

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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