Following recent orders from Maanshan Iron & Steel for a new bloom caster and Huaigang Special Steel for a caster upgrade with the Q-SOFT technological package, another two Chinese top steel producers, Valin Xiangtan and Hengyang Valin Steel Tube, chose Danieli casting technology to improve their steelmaking plants.

Valin Xiangtan awarded Danieli with the order for a new bloom caster to be installed in their Hunan steelmaking facility. It will be a 14-m radius, 5-strand machine for 280x280-mm and 350x430-mm blooms in a variety of special carbon steel grades, from low carbon up to high carbon, such as bearing steel. The caster will be equipped with two electro-magnetic stirring systems, soft and hard reduction packages, and run by Danieli Automation L1 and L2 systems. The Liquid Pool Control (LPC) system will provide accurate and balanced secondary cooling, with controlled stirring and reduction processes for each type of steel produced.

Hengyang Valin Steel Tube ordered “Eco Power Moulds” to increase caster productivity.

Eco Power Mould is the latest evolution of Danieli Power Mould technology which allows fast casting thanks a highly efficient thermal exchange.

The installation of this revolutionary mould will allow Hengyang Valin to enlarge the casting section and increase productivity without adding an additional strand.

Further, this solution will allow Hengyang Valin to incur lower CapEx and a short shutdown.

The revamping project also will include the supply of spiral-design, secondary cooling system for more uniform and gentle heat removal, and the Danieli Automation Q-Mould package to monitor the status of the mould and oscillation to continue guaranteeing top-quality cast blooms.

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