SMS group received an order from Spain’s Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry for the supply of a 30-ton-per-hour walking-beam furnace to be used upstream of its existing breakdown mill for flange production. The goal of the project is to install furnace technology for proper and optimal reheating of a wide range of products. The charge will include blooms from 200-500 mm (7.9-19.7 inches) square and round blooms from 300-700 mm (11.8-27.5 inches) in diameter, in lengths between 3-5 meters (9.8-16.4 feet).

SMS group engineers found the right technological formula to fit the new furnace into the existing, confined space and reuse the existing equipment as much as possible in order to meet Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry’s budget requirements. SMS group will be responsible for integrating the new furnace into the existing rolling equipment and automation system. According to the tight schedule of this turnkey project, production is scheduled to start in 12 months.