02. January 2018 | Industry, Technology

Danieli Olivotto Ferré to supply homogenizing furnace to Rusal

Rusal’s Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter in Russia has ordered a new billet and slab homogenizing furnace from Danieli Olivotto Ferrè. The scope of work includes the engineering, equipment supply and supervision of the commissioning. The new furnace is designed for homogenizing of slabs and billets of all 1xxx to 9xxx aluminium alloys series. The unit will heat-treat products with sizes ranging from 300-700 mm up to 800-3,200 mm, and diameters from 127-1,320 mm, in lengths from 1,000-6,800 mm. Final cooling will be performed by means of air flow.

The plant will consist of one movable electrical homogenizing furnace on wheels with two fixed bases and one removable cooling system, which is to be located on the furnace roof when not in operation, in order to optimize the available space. Optimal metallurgical performances will be achieved by coordinating the best capabilities of the heating system (electrical type) and superior recirculation system (high-speed axial fan installed in each zone).