Italian plant builder Tenova, a Techint company and a prominent force in sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry, recently completed the successful start-up of a new 70t EAF at the Valbruna ASW Inc at a plant in Welland, Ontario, Canada.
Valbruna is a specialty steel producer that manufacturers high quality steel and stainless steel.
Tenova’s latest generation EAF unit has replaced an older EAF. The spout shape of the new furnace, says the company, will provide an increase in melt shop productivity as well as an improvement in production reliability.
The scope of supply included associated auxiliary equipment, the TDRH 4.0 (Tenova Digital Regulator and Harmonics) electrode regulation system, the KT (Koester Technologies) chemical injection system, a ladle-charging material handling system and complete EAF automation.
"It is through our important and long-term relationship with the Valbruna Group that this project was made possible. We have increased the plant’s production, sustainability and safety."Aldo Savioli, project manager operations at Tenova Upstream.
The KT chemical injection system, says Tenova, is designed to fit the wide range of process needs, balancing energy distribution and increasing the efficiency and productivity. The automation system is claimed to offer several advantages designed to increase plant efficiency. The system will guarantee the correct execution of the working cycle in relation to the production of different steel grades, while optimizing the parameters and storage of production data. The system is also designed to comply with all safety standards.
“We are proud of the innovative and state-of-the-art EAF design achieved for Valbruna ASW. It is through our important and long-term relationship with the Valbruna Group that this project was made possible. We have increased the plant’s production, sustainability and safety. We expect the plant to become a landmark for the production of high quality steel and stainless steel in the North American market”, said Aldo Savioli, project manager operations at Tenova Upstream.