An old Chinese proverb states: "The inclination of the people, the important small things have created many great things"
TISCO (Taiyuan Iron and Steel (Group) Co.Ltd.) has placed an order with ABP Induction China for a melt shop of 180 tons per hour, the largest in the world.
With this plant, melting Ferro-chrome at a casting temperature of 1670 °C
to produce stainless steel, TISCO will become no. 1 in the world also in this segment in terms of efficiency.
The major deciding factor for the project was the highly economical induction system based on significantly lower material losses, especially the chromium - as compared to the traditional melting in Arc furnace.
"50 tones from an induction furnace with a tap-to-tap time of 60 minutes -
is a tremendous achievement and requires a lot of power, " - Dr. Wolfgang Andree pointed out.
Because of the size of the equipment TISCO had high demands for the reliability of the furnace, maximized energy efficiency and the degree of Automation.
ABP Induction was able to convince.
Important details that contributed to the award of the contract were the design of the IFM furnace, the exhaust concept with the ABP Ecotop system and the parallel converter specially designed for high performance of 42 MW.
"ABP Induction has a convincing overall concept of sustainable technical solution and thus, they were far ahead of the competition" - recognized Mr. Liu Fuxing, the general manager of TISCO at the conclusion of negotiations
With this order ABP Induction is clearly ahead of competitors in steel melting with
Completion of the project is scheduled for 2012 and consists of the following units:
2 x IFM 9 / 30 t, 24 MW and 3 MW
6 x IFM 11 / 65 t, 3 x 42 MW + 3 x 1.8 MW
ABP Induction, headquartered in Dortmund, Germany employs about 500 people worldwide. Along with technological leadership in the melting, holding and forming of ferrous and nonferrous metals ABP Induction is also the industry leader in social, environmental and economic sustainability certified by the German Institute for Sustainability and Economics.