Tenova Receives Order for Walking Beam Furnace
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG has awarded Tenova LOI ITALIMPIANTI (Düsseldorf, Germany) a contract for engineering, fabrication, erection and commissioning of one bilateral-heated walking beam furnace for the hot strip mill in Bochum (Germany). The furnace is designed for a capacity of 250 tons/hour to heat up slabs with different qualities and is equipped with FlexyTech® Low-NOx high-speed and roof radiant burners. Start-up of the equipment is scheduled for February 2008.

The new furnace will be connected in series with three existing furnaces with the purpose to increase the mill load capacity and fulfill the highest conditions in terms of homogeneity of temperature, scale losses, efficiency and emissions’ control.