DANIELI AUTOMATION TO UPGRADE PROCESSING LINES AT MMK
Another order from PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works
Russian PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works contracted Danieli Automation for the automation upgrade of processing lines in operation in Magnitogorsk, in the Chelyabinsk Region of the Russian Federation. The galvanizing line was supplied by Danieli in 2007.
The job consists of implementing new process control systems based on virtualized servers and new HMI application, and the new Ethernet network infrastructure for galvanizing, cut-to-length and color coating lines.
Hardware and software will be substituted with modern solutions in order to improve reliability of the process control systems and to ease maintainability.
Advisory services for erection and commissioning will be partially executed during plant production to reduce the remaining activities during plant shutdown.
A similar job is being executed by Danieli Automation on MMK rolling mills.
HOT STRIP MILL MODERNIZATION AT JSW STEEL VIJAYANAGAR WORKS, INDIA
Danieli Service India analyzed and restored the damaged vertical edger in a short time
Danieli India has executed the revamping of the lower housing part of vertical edger for the existing HSM -1 at JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, which was designed, manufactured at Danieli India design and manufacturing center, in Chennai.
Danieli Service performed a detailed mill audit, checking wear and tear conditions of the edger stand and other associated equipment, and developed an engineering solution aiming for a quick restoration of the damaged edger housing to original dimensional tolerances.
An accurate preliminary analysis, good organization and round the clock, on-site work during the shutdown phase, allowing the completion of the task 11 days ahead of schedule.
The strategic points of the good job execution which led to JSW high appreciation were:
- Detailed study and condition analysis of the area prior to shut down.
- Setting pre-condition and detailed activity schedule discussion.
- Preparation of effective spindle lifting device and schemes to speed-up dismantling and erection processes.
- Accurate execution plan with contingency to mitigate unplanned downtimes.
- Precise machining of necessary equipment at Danieli quality workshop in Chennai.
- Quick solving of unexpected issues rising from the unpredictable nature of revamping activity.
This experience enriched Danieli India’s ability to better serve customers with similar on-site support through reverse engineering, process and condition analysis, solution engineering and on-site execution.
HOA PHAT HITS 1-MILLION-TON PRODUCTION MILESTONE WITH DANIELI QSP
90% of the nominal capacity achieved 8 months after rolling the first coil
On February 20, the new Danieli casting and rolling line for high-quality coils passed 1 million tons produced, 8 months after the startup.
The plant at Dung Quat in Vietnam, which is in the advanced commissioning phase, produced 200 kt of HCR in January, which represented 94% of the nominal capacity. According to plan, the line will exceed that rate this month.
It features Danieli Quality Strip Production Technology that includes two vertical-curved thin-slab caster strands, 210-meter tunnel furnace and a six-stand hot-rolling mill, followed by a strip cooling system, downcoiler and coil-handling process areas.
The complete electrical and automation system for all strip process areas, from Level 0 to the large drive system for HSM stands is designed and supplied by Danieli Automation.
The steel coils produced, of LC HSLA and MC HSLA families, with strip widths of 1250 and 1500 mm, serve the needs of privately owned cold rolling mills, as well as domestic steel re-rollers and producers of pipeline products.
The cold test was completed in May 2020 with the production of the first hot-rolled coil, which was followed by the hot-commissioning in June. The results obtained during this period correspond to 90% of nominal capacity.
These figures confirm that Hoa Phat is on track to achieve its production target of 2.7 Mt/y in 2021 and with an upstream meltshop expansion, planned for the end of this year, its full capacity will reach 3.5 Mt/y, setting a global benchmark in casting and rolling technology.