Hindalco Orders Melting, Holding Furnaces
SECO/WARWICK Allied (India) recently commissioned two 60-metric-ton melting and holding furnaces for Hindalco Industries Ltd. The furnace design was prepared in conjunction with SECO/WARWICK Corp. of the U.S. The furnaces, which will be installed at an integrated greenfield aluminum complex in Orissa, are electrically heated with a hydraulic mechanism for tilting. They are designed for a melting rate of 1.3 metric tons per hour (minimum) each, and they include doors for charging of solid metal or for skimming and a door for charging of liquid metal by overhead crane. SECO/WARWICK’s scope of supply includes the furnace with heating, hydraulic system, PLC and SCADA with launders to feed an ingot casting machine.