Tenova has announced the successful start up of its two new Walking Beam Furnaces (WBFs), designed to reduced emissions and save energy, at the new Ternium hot strip mill facility.

The new WBF’s furnaces are designed to heat steel slabs (up to 39 t) at 1,250°C, with a specific consumption of 1.16 MJ/Kg, while keeping NOx emissions lower than 60 ppm – lower than the required limit.

The furnaces feature a Smart Burner motoring System (SBMS), which enables the monitoring and optimisation of the burners performance, operation and maintenance. The SBMS works with embedded sensors that are connected to Tenova’s digital infrastructure. The data is then collected and processed to provide the company with a unique approach to the inspection, maintenance and tuning, as well as reducing safety risks of the plant.

Paulo Lopez, Pesquería Plant Director at Ternium, commented on the investments and developments of Tenova,

“The Ternium Industrial Center started its first phase in 2013…, we have started up the main production line of the 2nd phase, a new hot rolling mill with a capacity of 4.4 million tons. The two new WBFs are part of the plant’s new lines and will produce coils to be used in the automotive market in the USMCA area, granting Ternium an increased access in this sector”

Paulo Lopez, Pesquería Plant Director at Ternium

Nicola Cavero, Senior Vice President Tenova Italimpianti added,

“This new Tenova equipment joins the previous walking beam furnaces built for Ternium … confirming the fruitful collaboration between the two companies of the Techint Group for this type of application. This represents an important new reference for Tenova in the reheating furnaces market”

Nicola Cavero, Senior Vice President Tenova

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