Core Furnace Systems Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) commissioned a 250-ton twin station ladle furnace at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel's main plant located in Mingo Junction, Ohio.

Core Furnace Systems Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pa.; www.corefurnace.com) commissioned a 250-ton twin station ladle furnace at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel's main plant located in Mingo Junction, Ohio. This installation is part of the latest Consteel® meltshop being built in the U.S. by Techint Technologies and is designed to continuously feed hot metal along with scrap into a new EAF. Main features of the new ladle furnace include a 35/40 MVA ladle furnace transformer, twin roof stations with slewing electrode arms, bimetallic current conducting electrode arms for efficient heating, as well as reduced electrical loss, alloy and flux material handling systems, PLC based Level 1 and Level 2 control systems, and ladle transfer cars for the transportation of liquid steel. The EAF, as well as the entire Consteel® project, is scheduled for start-up by the end of 2004.