NUCOR STEEL BIRMINGHAM recently awarded SARRALLE a major project to convert their 56st spout tap Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) to an eccentric bottom tap (EBT) design. The SARRALLE design brings many operational advantages, including bringing them a step closer to the no-man-on-the-floor philosophy with their Automatic EBT Tap-Hole Lance Robot. A stand out solution which takes care of a very risky manual operation when a tap gate fails to open.
With over 50 years of experience building and upgrading EAFs, SARRALLE is more than qualified to successfully carry out the job, and the robust and reliable design is more than likely to exceed NUCOR BIRMINGHAM’s expectations for their new furnace.
Keeping their current tapping capacity, the project will provide NUCOR BIRMINGHAM with essentially a completely new furnace based on a maximized hot heal practice from rocker bases thru copper current conducting arms. SARRALLE will also provide engineering for the whole project, from Civil Works thru Electrical and Automation equipment. All manufacturing will be provided from SARRALLE’s own workshops in Northern Spain. The project kicked off after agreeing on the contract early in the summer. It is expected to start up in spring of 2020.
This project is very important to SARRALLE's growing presence in the US market, as this is their second major project, having just recently commissioned a five-strand continuous caster upgrade at SDI Roanoke Virginia.