This station preheats a ladle, which is used in conjunction with a Plasma heating furnace, which extracts valuable nickel particles from the fume dust.
The main column supports the burner heat shield, which raises/lowers prior to slewing into position above the ladle.
Gas, air and electrical controls were pre-manufactured onto a skid frame, and then connected up to the burner rig on site.
The above unit was designed and
manufactured for British Steel, and a similar unit was designed and manufactured
for Terni Steel in Italy
One of a batch of eleven ladle and tundish stations provided for Usiminas Steelworks of Brazil.
Photo illustrates a 200 tonne ladle preheater being tested at our works in Dewsbury.
The 12 million BTU/hr (3500kW) burner which is fitted to the stations is from the North American HiRAM High Velocity range.
The unit lifts and lowers via an hydraulic ram and self contained hydraulic powerpack.
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