Tosyali Toyo Çelik A.Ş, a Turkish and Japanese joint venture between Tosyali Holding and Toyo Kohan, placed a contract with the leading Italian production technology company Danieli for a new hot dip galvanizing line dedicated to the production of high strength steel (HSS) at its Osmaniye facility.

The new line is designed to produce up to 0.45Mt/yr of finished coils and will serve the high quality paint application and automotive sector, according to Danieli.

The line is equipped with a double entry end with an electrical mash-seam welder, a cleaning section and an entry vertical accumulator.

Danieli Centro Combustion supplied Osmaniye facility with an annealing furnace equipped with a free flame section, ‘double-P’ self recuperative radiant tubes section and fast jet cooling section capable of processing HSS material.

An X-Jet wiping system from Danieli Kohler will control the final zinc thickness and increase the quality of the zinc coating process, ‘guaranteeing extraordinary uniformity’ along the strip width and allowing the production of thin Gl coating down to 40g/m2 each side at 180m/min.

“The strip will then be skin-passed for final roughness control, tension leveled and passivated,” said Danieli. “At the exit of the line the strip will be inspected through an in-line inspection station and then rewound on an exit recoiler.”

Danieli Automation will supply electrical and automation equipment for the entire line and full control of the technological process.

Installation is planned for end-November 2016.