Primetals wins order for cooling system from Baosteel

Chinese producer Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered a new Mulpic (Multi-Purpose Interrupted Cooling) system from Primetals Technologies. The intensive cooling system will be installed in the company's existing plate rolling mill which is currently being re-located from Shanghai to Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, and is scheduled to be operational in March 2016.

The Mulpic system facilitates higher cooling rates and accurate cooling control, resulting in plates with uniform metallurgical properties and reduced flatness defects.

The Mulpic system ordered by Baosteel is the most advanced supplied to date and will incorporate the latest Mulpic control software along with cutting-edge flow control valves developed by Primetals Technologies. The system will also be the first Mulpicto incorporate individual header control for both direct quenching (DQ) and accelerated cooling (ACC) modes of operation along the complete length of the cooling machine. The new Mulpic system will replace an existing accelerated cooling system that cannot achieve Baosteel’s future requirements for the re-located plant and will provide increased cooling rates and more accurate cooling control.

Primetals Technologies will supply the complete mechanical, electrical and automation equipment for the new Mulpic system. The advanced actuators are an integral part of the machine and ensure uniform properties along the plate length, across the plate width and minimize the need for further processing.

This latest order further underlines the Mulpic system ́s position as the world ́s leading cooling technology and increases the number of Mulpic systems installed worldwide since 2001 to 22.

(Source: Primetals Technologies Ltd.)

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