Düsseldorf, June 30, 2016

SMS group revamps galvanizing furnace of AM/NS Calvert

3rd generation Advanced High Strength Steels

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Drever radiant tube furnace in a hot-dip galvanizing line.

SMS group has received an order to provide additional equipment for a galvanizing furnace installed in the Calvert plant of AM/NS in Alabama, U.S.A. The equipment will be retrofitted to the hot-dip galvanizing line No. 3 (HDGL3) erected by SMS group. The modification will enable the furnace to process 3rd generation Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). This order was awarded to Drever International, a company of SMS group.  

The supply scope consists of additional seal roll assemblies, new deflector roll boxes, induction heaters, a partitioning section, a final cooling section and an exit section with a hot bridle. The installation will give AM/NS Calvert the possibility to apply the quench and partitioning process, which allows a two-step thermal treatment. The equipment will be installed and commissioned at the end of 2016.

The SMS group is 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 3.3 bn.


Thilo Sagermann
Corporate Communications
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