SECO WARWICK Allied commissioned a walking-hearth furnace at India’s Chandan Steel Ltd. The furnace, which will be used for heating stainless billets for hot piercing, is equipped with multi-zone automatic temperature control utilizing a Eurotherm programmable logic controller. The furnace is also equipped with a preheat section to recover heat from the outgoing flue gas. Temperature of each controlled zone is set at desired temperatures to get uniform heating and desired soaking.

Chandan Steel Ltd. is a government-recognized export house, having manufactured various stainless steel long products for two decades. It is now manufacturing stainless steel tube and is ISO 9001:2000 certified. In addition to temperature control, the Eurotherm programmable logic controller is used for the logic operation of the material-handling system.