Rusal Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter in Russia has ordered a new billet and slab homogenizing furnace from Danieli Olivotto Ferrè.

The scope of work includes engineering, equipment supply, delivery and supervision of the erection and commissioning.

The new furnace, which will be installed in the Krasnoyarsk plant, is designed for homogenizing of slabs and billets of all aluminium alloys in series 1 to 9.

The unit will heat-treat products with sizes ranging from 300x700 mm up to 800x3,200 mm, and diameters from 127 mm up to 1,320 mm, in lengths from 1,000 mm up to 6,800 mm. Final cooling will be performed by means of air flow.
The plant will consist of one movable electrical homogenizing furnace on wheels with two fixed bases and one removable cooling system, which is to be located on the furnace roof when not in operation, in order to optimize the available space.

Optimal metallurgical performances will be achieved by coordinating the best capabilities of the heating system (electrical type) and superior recirculation system (high-speed axial fan installed in each zone).