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Egyptian Steel shows the new generation technology of iron making in the most important international conference of iron manufacturers in Dubai

18 December, 2012
Egyptian Steel Group participated in the activities of the sixteenth conference of iron and steel manufacturers in the Middle East last week in Dubai, UAE. It is the second most important exhibition for iron and steel in the world. The conference included an exhibition of the renowned international companies producing iron and steel and the companies related to this strategic industry.

Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman of Egyptian Steel, showed during the conference the details of the new generation of iron and steel industry technology that has been used in the company’s plants. Egypt is having the precedence in using a first of its kind technology in Africa and Middle East implemented by the Italian company Danieli in Beni Suef and Ain Sokhna plants and to import and install the latest plant of rebar rolling using Endless Rolling which is based on saving energy significantly by non-use of re-heating furnaces and reaching an international product with unprecedented quality to produce serrated steel from 10 to 40 mm.

“The policy of work turned into creating new industrial centers and reaching areas that had no iron industry before like Beni Suef plant which is the first iron plant in Upper Egypt, in addition to Ain Sokhna plant which is adjacent to various competitors. The other turn is reemployment of manpower and re-operating suspended industrial energies like Alexandria plan,” Abou Hashima added.

Hesham Saad, Technical Support Manager of Egyptian Steel, went on talking about the technology of the new generation in steel making, stressing that iron industry was done in 5 steps and now is shortened to 4 steps only.

The company also brought the latest Technology, which will provide a large part of the energy necessary in the melting process by increasing the production capacity for every megawatt from 1.5 tons iron/hr to 2.7 tons iron/hr. There was 40% of scrap melting energy wasted. A way to consume the wasted energy was reached. It is the first technology to re-heat the scrap. This technology is called Scrap Preheating System, with continuous recharging.

An area for heating by lamps before heating using burning exhaust wastes. It is called continuous recharging of scrap. Consequently, modern technology helped in decreasing the electricity from 630 to 290 kilo watts to melt one ton of iron in a furnace. There are some positive results in improving the use of some production requirements such as graphite electrodes: consumption of electricity is decreased to 50%, meaning from 4 to 2 KW. The modern technology or the new generation used sought to save the time necessary for casting; the time was shortened from 60 minutes to 40 minutes only. Finally, we observe that by saving energy, time and cost using this technology, the production increased. We did not neglect the negative impact on the environment.

This technology maintains the environment: through re-heating of scrap, the proportion of emissions resulting from the iron melting process is decreased compared with the technology types used currently.

As quoted from Sout Al Omma