A furnace developed by two leading arms of the Danieli Group has been chosen by ArcelorMittal Hamburg.

The world’s largest steelmaker has chosen a low-emission, low-consumption furnace developed by Danieli Centro Combustion (DCC) and Danieli Automation. It is designed for safe and reliable operation and features ‘an innovative thermal profile’ that achieves optimum heating efficiency, claims Danieli, because of improved convective heat exchange in the unfired zone and, therefore, reduced environmental impact thanks to flameless burners developed by DCC.

Danieli claims that it’s state-of-the-art’ furnace, coupled with the fully automatic control logic of the combustion system, will allow ‘the most flexible reheating practices to match the production mix requirements for low and medium carbon, bearing, spring and cold heading steel.

ArcelorMittal Hamburg’s existing mill will be connected to the new furnace during the plant’s shutdown period next year. The upgrade will enable the plant to increase the weight of the coil to 2 tonnes and will improve productivity and efficiency the special steel wire rod mill, it is claimed.