Nucor Contracts Core Furnace Systems for Walking Hearth Furnace
CORE Furnace Systems, Pittsburgh, Pa., has been contracted to engineer, supply and commission a 140-tons/hr walking hearth reheat furnace at Nucor's Texas I plant located in Jewett, Tex. The furnace will replace an existing walking hearth furnace in the bar mill and will be installed with ultra low NOx burners. CORE will also design and supply the complete control and automation package that will feature a thermal model-based Level 2 control system. The furnace design will meet or exceed all of the latest environmental emission requirements designated by the EPA and allow Nucor to increase production. Start-up is scheduled for April 2004.