Global Power Solution Leader to Demonstrate Industrial Capabilities
Through Improvements in Safety, Cut Costs and Decreased Cycling Time
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS), a global leader in
temperature measurement and control, as well as precision power
conversion products, announced today that Steel
Dynamics, Inc. (Nasdaq/GS: STLD), one of the largest domestic steel
producers and metals recyclers in the U.S., has successfully qualified
its OnyxTM series optical temperature pyrometers at its
Columbus Division. The line of industrial pyrometers provides the flat
roll steel mill with robust and repeatable temperature measurement for
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“We couldn’t have made a better choice in deciding to move forward with
the implementation of Advanced Energy’s Onyx series,” says Richard
Thomas, process technician and electrician for Steel Dynamics. “With the
significant safety improvements, cost savings, and reduced cycling time,
the Onyx series is the ideal replacement for existing thermocouples.”
Steel Dynamics employs an electric arc furnace (EAF) to process recycled
steel. This process utilizes vessels to transport the molten steel from
the EAF to the caster. The maintenance of these vessels, when not in
service, is critically important. Temperature has been traditionally
maintained by use of thermocouples (TC). Temperature must be maintained
at around 1800°F to ensure optimal performance of the
refractory lining. Unfortunately, in using TCs, Steel Dynamics
encountered slow reaction time and continual damage. TCs were also
causing inconsistent temperature variation and the use of additional gas
for no benefit, incurring unnecessary costs.
Due to the ability to improve temperature-measurement, decrease natural
gas usage (with better measurement), and speed throughput, the Onyx
series pyrometers have been selected to replace the TCs. Through this
replacement, Steel Dynamics will be able to more precisely control the
temperatures of the ladle between cycles. Pyrometers will allow the
burner to only ramp up full when necessary, as well as help to extend
the life of the ladles, all of which results in cost savings.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to equip Steel Dynamics with the
thermal technology needed for optimization of melting processes,” said
Mark Ritzheimer, senior product marketing manager for Advanced Energy.
“The Onyx series and its ability to provide top-of-the-line temperature
measurement - even in the harshest environments - is a great
demonstration of our industrial capabilities.”
The Onyx series of industrial pyrometers provides measurement precision,
repeatability and reliability to industrial applications. A non-contact
device, it provides a wide temperature range based on selected
wavelength and carries excellent accuracy and repeatability.
more about the Onyx series of industrial pyrometers.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and
manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion,
measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and
processes. AE’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex
semiconductor and industrial manufacturing applications. With
engineering know-how and responsive service and support around the
globe, the company builds collaborative partnerships to meet technology
advances, propel growth for its customers and innovate the future of
power. Advanced Energy has devoted more than three decades to perfecting
power for its global customers and is headquartered in Fort Collins,
Colorado, USA. For more information, visit www.advancedenergy.com.
Advanced Energy | Precision. Power. Performance.
About Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Steel Dynamics is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals
recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and
metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the
United States, and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products,
including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel
beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold
finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and
steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron
and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.
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