Ma’aden Orders Preheating Furnaces
Pyradia engineers are completing the installation of two preheating furnaces for Ma'aden's Ras Al Khair (formerly Ras Az Zawr) aluminum smelter project in Saudi Arabia. The scrap-alloy preheating furnaces will be installed in the cast house and be used for heating magnesium alloys or scrap to 150°C (302°F) at a rate of 7 tons per hour before being added to new aluminum in the melting furnaces. The furnaces, which are insulated with 6 inches of mineral fiber and equipped with low-density Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements, are over 5 meters (16.4 feet) wide and 2 meters (6.5 feet) high. The smelter, located adjacent to the alumina refinery, is expected to have an annual rated production of 740,000 tons of aluminum. Quebec-based Pyradia designs and manufactures a broad range of industrial ovens and furnaces.