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Furnaces, Kiln, Ovens and Dryers

Green steel price launch addresses decarbonisation, transparency

11th August 2023 Cross-commodity price reporting agency Fastmarkets has launched a new suite of sustainable ‘green steel’ prices. Green steel, also known as sustainable steel, refers to steel that is produced using environment-friendly and energy-efficient processes, with the goal of minimising carbon dioxide... 

Companies collaborate on voltage solutions for large EAFs

11th August 2023 Global solutions provider Tenova and leading power conversion company GE Power Conversion signed a Cooperation Agreement in June, combining their efforts on target projects that are aimed at offering and implementing innovative power feeding solutions based on medium-voltage power converters, for... 

Picture of a modular multi-level drives
POWER IN UNITY GE Power Conversions has developed an advanced power supply solution to transform existing ironmaking lines through technological solutions and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint

Green steel producer receives clean audit on low CO2 emissions

11th August 2023 After officially releasing its steel plants’ cabon dioxide (CO2) emissions results, special steel products producer Swiss Steel Holding AG commissioned assurance and risk management provider DNV Business Assurance Germany to perform an independent audit for the 2021 financial year. DNV carried... 

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FRANK KOCH The clean audit on low CO2 emissions reinforces Swiss Steel Holding as a leader in green steel manufacturing

Company diversifying its international portfolio

By: Bridget Lepere     11th August 2023 The Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is finalising plans to expand and diversify the product and service offering of its subsidiary, industrial solutions provider DGC Africa, says DGC chairman Trevor Dickinson. DGC Africa, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), intends to launch fully... 

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A RARE SIGHT Lack of investment is the reason behind the slump in the industry, and the lack of capital projects

Furnace upgrades enhance productivity

By: Bridget Lepere     11th August 2023 Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance, and productivity within a period of six months. Electroheat Induction used advanced simulations,... 

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TAKING THE HEAT Induction melting produces minimal greenhouse-gas emissions compared to traditional melting method, lowering a plant’s carbon footprint owing to low resource consumption

New smaller furnace complements supplier’s range

12th August 2022 Induction-related equipment provider ABP Induction has added the new EcoLine furnace to its portfolio. The company says the EcoLine rounds out its portfolio to provide the perfect entry into the foundry market for small companies, research institutes or even engineering offices wanting to set up... 

A small mobile in line furnace offering from ABP Induction
TOW THE LINE The new EcoLine furnace developed by ABP Induction compliments its current furnace portfolio

Tracking system well received locally

By: Halima Frost     12th August 2022 Automation and control solutions provider Raytek & Control (R&C) Instrumentation says its newest heat tracking system, the Easy Track 3 (ET3), has been well received by the local automotive industry, where it is used predominantly in paint curing ovens.  The ET3 is manufactured by oven tracking... 

The ET3 system comprising a multichannel data logger, precision thermocouples and a thermal barrier that enables the logger with a screen and logging system laid out in display
HOT SHOT The new ET3 system collects and correlates temperature data from within an industrial oven

Local kiln manufacturer on top with supply down under

By: Halima Frost     12th August 2022 Local kiln manufacturer Van Tuyl Kilns has amassed total deliveries of more than 600 kilns to its Australian distributor FiredUp Kilns, says Van Tuyl Kilns director Richard McCullough.  “We continue to supply kilns into Australia on a consistent basis and in the last 20 months, we have become... 

A group of locally manufactured Kilns, both top and front loading, which will be supplied to Australian distributor FiredUp
EVEN KILN The consistent and notable consistency of Van Tuyl Kilns manufacturing process has ensured a constant flow of orders from Australian distributor FiredUp

Group to highlight dryer offerings at event

12th August 2022 International technology group Andritz will be exhibiting its range of existing and new technologies, services and automation solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries at the Ausstellungstagung für chemisches Apparatewesen (ACHEMA) 2022 show from August 22 to 26, in Frankfurt,... 

The newly launched Andritz screen scroll centrifuge HX – designed to enable flexible dewatering, even under difficult feeding conditions
THERMAL THINGS The thermal range of driers on offer from Andritz will be showcased at this years ACHEMA 2022

New probe developed

12th August 2022 Japanese multinational electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed an explosion-proof version of its TDLS8200 probe type tunable diode laser spectrometer. Yokogawa announced earlier last month that its TDLS8200 probe was scheduled to be released for... 

Coolers manufacturing for smelting furnace successfully completed

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     6th August 2021 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie recently completed the manufacture and supply of specialised coolers for a platinum producer’s smelting furnace site in Rustenburg, in the North West. The company’s scope of work included the manufacture and supply of cast copper coolers, drill-and-plug... 

Thos Begbie sales manager Jurgsen Dercksen seated
JURGEN DERCKSEN The end walls of the furnace take most of the hammering during the smelting process and will be replaced more frequently than the rest of the furnace

Critical planning essential for safe furnace demolition

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     6th August 2021 While furnace demolitions are carried out often, demolition contractor Jet Demolition says successful implementation of a furnace demolition and project execution stem from detailed and meticulous planning. “Furnace demolition projects generally take one of two forms – either the demolition works... 

Mini excavator undertaking refractory demolition in a furnace
CAN STAND THE HEAT To execute a fast-paced furnace shutdown project successfully for repair and total demolition, the integration of plans and methods across disciplines is critical

Pin gear drives used in kilns

6th August 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s comprehensive range of Tsubaki power transmission components encompasses pin gear drive units that replace conventional gear rack systems, with typical applications being in rotary kilns, casting lines, drives for large transporters, handling robots and pallet... 

BMG pin gear drive unit on a white background
FIRM GRIP Pin gear drive units replace conventional gear rack systems

Thermopower Furnaces

6th August 2021 For 53 years, Thermopower Furnaces has designed and manufactured innovative thermal solutions for a wide range of industries. Thermopower’s products and thermal processing solutions span the ceramic, heat treatment, mineral processing, reductant, biochar and hazmat treatment industries. With... 

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Furnace company to capitalise on increased gold price

By: Cameron Mackay     7th August 2020 Despite unfavourable local market conditions, furnace-related services provider Custom Furnaces South Africa intends to capitalise on a gold price that has been increasing this year. Custom Furnaces project engineer Nicholas Lucas says the improved gold price has instigated a “rebirth” in the... 

GOLDEN TARGET
The company is looking to improve its offering in the local gold sector, focusing on its carbon regeneration kilns and ancillary equipment
GOLDEN TARGET The company is looking to improve its offering in the local gold sector, focusing on its carbon regeneration kilns and ancillary equipment

Mobile factories reduce time, costs

By: Cameron Mackay     7th August 2020 Agricultural processing equipment supplier Dryers for Africa supplies containerised processing factories fitted with agricultural dryer units which enable clients without access to a factory to buy a mobile factory with the required components and equipment prefitted, reducing installation costs... 

ACCESS TO INFRASTRUCTURE
Small-scale farming can be encouraged to provide produce for the containerised factory, which comes prefitted with dryer units
ACCESS TO INFRASTRUCTURE Small-scale farming can be encouraged to provide produce for the containerised factory, which comes prefitted with dryer units

Oven temperature critical in automotive manufacturing

9th August 2019 For successful paint cure, irrespective of the paint chemistry being used, it is critical to measure and control the temperature of the car body as it travels through the oven. 

Specialised demolition services for furnace structures provided

9th August 2019 Furnaces in the steelmaking, glass or general manufacturing industries have a finite lifetime before requiring significant maintenance and repair work. 

MODIFICATION 
Jet Demolition owns a variety of specialised machines and equipment modified specifically to work within the confined space of a furnace structure
MODIFICATION Jet Demolition owns a variety of specialised machines and equipment modified specifically to work within the confined space of a furnace structure

Cure oven scheduling key for product performance

9th August 2019 In any industrial paint or powder coating operation, getting the paint cure correct is critical to both the physical and cosmetic performance of the product. 

Furnace-firing ceremony for Bulgaria-based group

9th August 2019 Industrial organisation Şişecam Group continues its investments in Bulgaria where it operates in flat glass, automotive glass, glassware and chemicals business lines. 

INCREASED LABOUR
Şişecam Group aims to contribute to the Bulgarian economy by increasing labour force participation
INCREASED LABOUR Şişecam Group aims to contribute to the Bulgarian economy by increasing labour force participation

Improving efficiency, safety and profits with specialised equipment

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th August 2019 There is a big opportunity to improve safety, efficiency and cost savings when it comes to kiln maintenance, says cement kiln equipment and bricking-machine manufacturer Bricking Solutions MD Heather Harding. 

ACTION PLAN 
It is critical to implement a detailed and consistent plan of action, ensuring the safety of all persons during large, intricate, and complicated projects
ACTION PLAN It is critical to implement a detailed and consistent plan of action, ensuring the safety of all persons during large, intricate, and complicated projects

Skyriders intensifies presence in industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th August 2019 Industrial rope access company Skyriders Access Specialists continues to offer various maintenance and repair solutions to aid key sectors – such as the furnaces industry – locally and abroad while expanding its service offering. 

KEY MARKETS 
Skyriders intends to continue doing more work in its key markets, which comprise the power generation, petrochemicals, mining and construction, as well as paper and pulp sectors
KEY MARKETS Skyriders intends to continue doing more work in its key markets, which comprise the power generation, petrochemicals, mining and construction, as well as paper and pulp sectors

Tech provider upgrades control at Mozal Aluminium

9th August 2019 Industrial automation and information technology provider Rockwell Automation has migrated the control systems at mining and metals company South32’s Mozal Aluminium project’s furnace assembly and ladle cleaning shop to its modern DC sintering based on the PlantPAx design standard. 

Growth projected for global industrial furnaces and ovens market

10th August 2018 The global industrial furnaces and ovens market will reach $10 800-million by 2025, according to a report by market researcher QY Research. The global industrial furnaces and ovens market was valued at $9 530-million in 2017 representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6% between... 

BRINGING THE HEAT 
Industrial furnaces and ovens are primarily used by industries to heat-treat metals to generate steam
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BRINGING THE HEAT Industrial furnaces and ovens are primarily used by industries to heat-treat metals to generate steam

Enhanced compressed air dryer launched

10th August 2018 Global manufacturing and industrial equipment supplier, SPX Flow, through compressed air treatment supplier Artic Driers International, has introduced a “radically” new approach to compressed air drying, according to an Artic Driers International statement in July. The incessant need to reduce... 

Industry provider to expand African footprint

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th August 2018 With many emerging and developing industries in Africa, as well as greater awareness of environmental issues and concerns, instrumentation manufacturer E Instruments regards the continent as an area of growth for its business. E Instruments product manager Bill Freed tells Engineering News that... 

IT’S A GAS 
E Instruments provides portable industrial combustion stack gas and emission analysers that can be used to measure stack gases emitted from furnaces, kilns, dryers and ovens
IT’S A GAS E Instruments provides portable industrial combustion stack gas and emission analysers that can be used to measure stack gases emitted from furnaces, kilns, dryers and ovens

Ovens supplied to varied industries

10th August 2018 Global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) in July announced the shipment of a custom Gruenberg bench oven to the movable machinery industry. The bench oven is rated for Class B operation in accordance with the NFPA 86 specifications. 

FACILITATING SAFETY   
Gruenberg products are designed to meet the highest standards of safety specifications
FACILITATING SAFETY Gruenberg products are designed to meet the highest standards of safety specifications

Anticipated growth for solar furnace market

10th August 2018 The global solar furnace market is envisaged to leverage the opportunity created by the growing need to use solar energy as a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuel, owing to increasing prices. This is according to a report by market researcher and consulting services provider TMR Research,... 

VERSATILE 
Solar furnaces can be installed for controlling heat generation during high temperature processes
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VERSATILE Solar furnaces can be installed for controlling heat generation during high temperature processes

Company providing a package for complete heat containment

11th August 2017 Johannesburg-based incineration technology company Saubatech (formerly a division of Safurnco) is now offering a total heat containment package. Saubatech’s total heat containment package starts with the heat transfer service. Saubatech enlightens that a common problem is where companies put too... 

DRAWING THE LINE 
A common problem is where companies put too thick or too thin a lining into their furnaces, which Saubatech aims to circumvent
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DRAWING THE LINE A common problem is where companies put too thick or too thin a lining into their furnaces, which Saubatech aims to circumvent

Company ships dryers and convection oven

11th August 2017 Global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment Thermal Product Solutions has shipped two Gruenberg dryers to a prominent diesel engine manufacturer. The drying ovens – whose shipment was announced in March – will be used to dry diesel particulate filters after they are washed during the... 

FUELLING INDUSTRIES
Two Gruenberg drying ovens will be used by a prominent diesel engine manufacturer to dry diesel particulate filters
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FUELLING INDUSTRIES Two Gruenberg drying ovens will be used by a prominent diesel engine manufacturer to dry diesel particulate filters

Furnaces and kilns manufacturers are feeling the heat

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th August 2017 Furnaces and kilns manufacturers are taking strain, as with many other industries, owing to financial difficulties amid the current economic climate, says furnaces and kilns manufacturer Van Tuyls director and owner Richard McCullough. McCullough indicates that the number of manufacturers in the... 

UNDER PRESSURE 
Manufacturers of furnaces and kilns are are changing their products and diversifying into new markets both locally and internationally
UNDER PRESSURE Manufacturers of furnaces and kilns are are changing their products and diversifying into new markets both locally and internationally

Merger completed in thermal application sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th August 2017 Export-oriented engineering company Loesche Group has completed the merger of its combustion systems and drying systems businesses into one central location. Completed in April, the group has built a team of specialists to manage the merger accordingly, as all technical details, drawings,... 

BRINGING THE HEAT
The new subsidiary will allow for consultation on and engineering of thermal application systems to client requirements
BRINGING THE HEAT The new subsidiary will allow for consultation on and engineering of thermal application systems to client requirements

Safety at the forefront with first spray-cooled roof

11th August 2017 Swedish steel producer Ovako has awarded technology provider Systems Spray-Cooled with a contract to modernise and increase safety on its electric arc furnace (EAF) with the first Spray-Cooled roof in the Nordic region, located at its bar, billet, tube and rings facility in Hofors, Sweden. After... 

NEW SYSTEM
Electric arc furnace with spray-cooled equipment in the charging phase
NEW SYSTEM Electric arc furnace with spray-cooled equipment in the charging phase

TITAN vacuum furnace purchased to support aerospace industry

11th August 2017 With a focus on pursuing additional market sectors, such as the aerospace industry, last month, heat-treating company Diamond Heat Treat purchased a TITAN H6 vacuum furnace with six-bar gas quenching to expand its capabilities. The TITAN H6 vacuum furnace is one of industrial vacuum and... 

PURSUING INDUSTRIES 
Diamond Heat Treat will use the TITAN vacuum furnace to pursue the aerospace industry
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PURSUING INDUSTRIES Diamond Heat Treat will use the TITAN vacuum furnace to pursue the aerospace industry

Company supplies single chamber melting, casting furnace

5th August 2016 Mechanical engineering company Hertwich Engineering will supply a melting and casting furnace with a capacity of 55 000 t of aluminium a year, as well as a charging machine, to Austrian aluminium product supplier AMAG. Commissioning of the new furnace is scheduled for mid-2017. The move to... 

DUAL FURNACE The new aluminum melting and casting furnace will have a capacity of 55 000 t a year
DUAL FURNACE The new aluminum melting and casting furnace will have a capacity of 55 000 t a year

Automated pharmaceutical dryer improves productivity

5th August 2016 Thermal processing equipment manufacturer Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) last month announced the shipment of a custom built automated Gruenberg Class A pharmaceutical dryer, designed to meet specifications for an emerging pharmaceutical manufacturing technology.  The dryer was designed to... 

GRUENBERG CLASS A PHARMACEUTICAL DRYER It increases production rate by automating the batch process
GRUENBERG CLASS A PHARMACEUTICAL DRYER It increases production rate by automating the batch process

On-line reconditioning service reduces downtime

5th August 2016 Furnace and industrial service provider Dickinson Group offers an on-line tyre and trunnion roller surface reconditioning service, which enables worn or damaged running faces of tyres and rollers to be machined while the vessel is in operation, thereby reducing downtime. The company explains that... 

EFFICIENT OPERATION Dickinson's on-line reconditioning service eliminates inherent costs of downtime and consequential loss of production
EFFICIENT OPERATION Dickinson's on-line reconditioning service eliminates inherent costs of downtime and consequential loss of production

Lubrication suited for cement kilns

5th August 2016 Total performance lubricant manufacturer Bel-Ray provides ‘superior’ lubrication for Type 2 open gear systems used in industrial equipment such as cement kilns, mills and driers. The Clear Gear Lubricant with its high viscosity is proven to reduce consumption, vibration and the temperature of... 

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