Fives to supply Stein Digit@l Furnace® for Vardhman

Vardhman Special Steels entrusted Fives to design and supply a new reheating furnace for its Ludhiana plant, in Punjab. The new technology will enable the reheating of special steel billets that are rolled into bars for the automotive market.
Fives will provide Vardhman Special Steels with a new walking beam furnace – Stein Digit@l Furnace® – that will reheat billets with a production capacity of 45 tonnes per hour. The new furnace will increase the productivity of the plant to 300,000 tonnes per year and enable the localization of production and expansion of the business portfolio in Asia and Europe. Production of the first billet is scheduled for April 2025.
The reheating furnace will be equipped with the latest generation AdvanTek® burners, which operate at full power and only for the time necessary to cover the heat demand. This advanced combustion system will provide high environmental performance, ultra-low NOx emissions, uniform heat distribution, and operational flexibility.

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