LADLE AND TUNDISH PRE-HEATERS/DRIERS
Wesman has a full range of Ladle and Tundish Pre-heaters/Driers to offer to Steel Plants. Ladle pre-heaters of both horizontal and vertical type are offered up to a capacity of 250 MT. And Tundish Preheater/Drier of vertical type can be offered up to a capacity of 60 MT. Vertical ladle/tundish preheater/drier will be used for drying and preheating of newly relined ladle/tundish. Hot metal ladles are also heated to raise temperature upto 1000-1200 deg.C at desired rate of heating. Vessel pre-heaters with oxy-fuel burners for high temperature preheating are also offered to meet customers requirement.
Horizontal ladle preheater/driers mobile or fixed type will be used for preheating steel ladles placed on horizontal stand. For vertical ladle pre-heaters Hydraulically or electro-mechanically operated lifting/swiveling mechanism are offered to meet customer/s requirement. In case of mobile horizontal ladle pre-heaters placed on trolley, electro-mechanical drive unit is provided.
Fuel fired Ladle and Tundish Pre-heaters/Driers are fired with Wesman’s high efficiency burners supported by a full complement of combustion system consisting of combustion fan, atomizing fan, oil heating and pumping systems and/or gas trains. In addition auto ignition, flame failure safety and complete control systems are offered. Practically any type of liquid or gaseous fuel can be used viz. Furnace Oil, Light Diesel Oil, LPG, Natural Gas and Coke Oven gas singly or a combination of any oil or gas in case of dual fired furnaces.
Hood of Ladle Pre-heaters and Tundish Driers are lined with ceramic fibre modules/blankets or with refractory castable with anchors to reduce the heat losses to economic minimum.
Wesman has full capability to offer complete control and instrumentation system to suit each customer’s requirement – from simple to very advanced and sophisticated controls. Temperature control loops, fuel ratio control loops, instrumentation for over temperature by stand alone instruments or PLC based SCADA software control systems are offered. Automatic sequential control PLC software is standard with all furnaces.