July 11, 2012
SMS Siemag, Düsseldorf, Germany, will install what it says is the world's highest-capacity annealing and pickling line for hot strip at Tisco (Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co.), a steel producer in Taigang, China.
The line, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2013, will process 1 million tonnes of austenitic and ferritic stainless steel strips per year. It will include an entry section, annealing furnace, tension leveler, shot blaster, prepickling section and pickling section, and an exit section with an automatic surface inspection system.
The line will process strips with gauges from 0.08 to 0.24 in. and widths from 40.94 to 64.96 in. Processing speed is 328 FPM, with an entry section speed of up to 1,148 FPM and exit section of up to 984 FPM.
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