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OMZ - Special Steels installed a new heat-treating furnace

The plant «OMZ — Special Steels», which is among the assets of OAO «OMZ» («Uralmash-Izhora Group»), has been put into operation recently mounted thermal oven Slovenian company «Bosio». «This equipment is used innovative elements of the gas burner with built-in recovery in innovative insulating materials are used as a lining; the unit is also equipped with a modern automated instrumentation control system «- describe the» novelty «of the plant engineers. Undertake a program of acquisition and installation of new equipment at the plant — according to top managers «OMZ» — was made possible by the support of the investment of «Gazprombank».

The furnace, as indicated above, is used for heating for normalization, tempering and quenching special steel sheet. Installation allow for the thermal treatment of products with a maximum length of 13 meters and a maximum width of 3.9 meters with a total load weight up to 80 tons. At this point the machine meets all modern requirements and standards that apply to gas thermal furnaces of the latest generation. This precision temperature control (up to five degrees Celsius), rapid heating (up to 100 degrees per hour) and a high cooling rate (up to 40 degrees per hour). In the heat treatment furnace will be promising sheet steel grades requiring tempering temperatures up to 1150 degrees Celsius. Among other things, commissioning of the equipment will cause a decrease in gas consumption for heat treatment of special steel sheet by 20%, which had a positive impact on the competitiveness of plant products.

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