Cleaning and maintenance is one of those necessary evils: It takes time away from the project, but skipping it can be even more time-consuming and costly. Shotcrete pumps are no exception. Consider these tips for cleaning and maintaining high- and low-pressure pumps used to spray refractory shotcrete linings.
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. completed the erection of the 457-foot furnace reactor tower for its hot briquetted iron (HBI) project in Toledo, Ohio. The furnace tower was the key critical path item in facilitating the advanced start-up date for the commercial production of HBI.
When automakers began the lightweighting journey, it was clearly a steel-versus-aluminum conversation. Arguments can be made for one or the other. However, a new contender in this battle has emerged. It appears that a mix of materials may be the way to go.
NASA and Lockheed Martin finalized a contract for the production and operations of six Orion spacecraft missions and the ability to order up to 12 in total. Orion is NASA's deep space exploration spaceship that will carry astronauts from Earth to the Moon and bring them safely home.
Nucor is building a $250 million micromill in Sedalia, Mo., that will run on wind energy – a first for U.S. steel production. Kansas City-based utility Evergy Inc. will bring a new wind farm online to supply the plant, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2019.
An aluminum wine bottle was unveiled at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference. The KinsBrae PortaVino is a personal-size, resealable aluminum bottle designed specifically for wine. The lightweight, 250-ml bottle is inexpensive to ship and recyclable.
Did you know that more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel engines were manufactured in facilities across the United States in 2018, an increase of 13% over 2017, according to new data from the Diesel Technology Forum? In just the first quarter of 2019, this industry supported more than $ 4 trillion in U.S. economic activity.
Volkswagen’s plan for metal-jet production begins with customized and cosmetic parts. Later, VW will include structural parts produced on the HP Metal Jet into the next generation of vehicles. An increase in part size and technical requirements is targeted, with soccer-ball-sized production parts in runs of 50,000-100,000 parts per year as the goal.
CeramicSpeed, a Denmark company, and the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) collaborated to additively manufacture a lightweight, hollow titanium pulley wheel for a professional race-bike gearing system.
Check out the February 2020 issue of Industrial Heating, featuring an editorial on Nonferrous – Products and Their Processes, along with the Inspection and Maintenance Critical to Safe Fuel-Train Operation.