Case Study – Strip Furnace Phase 1

 

CUSTOMER: Avesta Sheffield Ltd

LOCATION: Sheffield UK

TYPE OF PLANT: Strip Furnace (Phase 1)

TYPE OF PRODUCT: Stainless Steel Strip

 

E-Jet AvestaPolaritAvesta AP1 Stip Furnace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLETED:

December 1995

SCOPE:

Increase thermal capacity

BURNERS:

4 Pairs of 60/80 Low NOx Regenerative Ceramic Burners rated @ 1758kW each

OPERATING TEMPERATURE:

850 – 12500C

FUEL:

Natural Gas

ACHIEVMENTS:

PLC based control system, for automaticstart up, supervision and changeover sequencing, and control of oxygen content and heat input Accurate control of furnace temperature and atmosphere Temperature uniformity +/- 100C across the width of the strip 29% increase in line production.