Danieli upgrades galvanizing line for Tata Steel

Tata Steel Europe has contracted Danieli to upgrade its DVL#2 hot dip galvanizing line for automotive strips at Ijmuiden in The Netherlands. This project will lead to a new production capacity of 460,000 t/a for coated steel, with a new product mix focused on higher-value steel grades.

The contract includes design, equipment manufacturing, installation and commissioning activities for a major furnace upgrade, new automation and optimization of the entry and exit sections. The furnace section of the line will be extended by installing an additional free-flame zone and radiant tubes, in order to add extra thermal power capability for the increased in production.

A completely rebuilt gas jet cooling section will grant high cooling rates and improved uniformity for strip temperature at the exit of the section, as well as optimized dynamic response of the furnace during transitions between different coils, both in terms of steel grades and of strip sizes.

The electrical and automation systems will be completely replaced with a new solution developed by Danieli Automation, and based on advanced automation system controllers to integrate existing and new equipment in a uniform automation platform. This investment will further strengthen Tata’s position among automotive market suppliers in the years ahead.

(Source: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.)

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