Tenova Core has been contracted by Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel LP for the design and supply of HPH (high-performance hydrogen) bell-type furnaces for installation at its facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The furnaces will be used to anneal steel strip coils in a 100% hydrogen atmosphere. The project scope includes: HPH heating hoods, annealing bases and JET cooling hoods as well as associated equipment and process-control systems.

 A special high-performance recirculation system ensures effective gas circulation and superior temperature uniformity. The annealing-base design is optimized for obtaining the lowest dew point possible and can be used for annealing almost any grade of steel strip coil. It also provides many years of dependable operation while requiring minimal maintenance. JET cooling requires no cooling water and ensures homogeneous cooling of all coils.