Ladle Furnaces (LF)

The operation executed at the ladle furnace is an essential part of the secondary metallurgy treatment, such as refining, adjustment of liquid steel temperature and chemical composition with the target to increase quality of steel.

Advantages of GEMKOM Ladle Furnaces

  • Saving of ferroalloy
  • Saving of energy
  • Increasing productivity
  • Decreasing refining time of EAF
  • Decreasing tapping temperature at EAF
  • Precise temperature control
  • Improving cleanliness of the steel and removal of inclusions
  • To achieve strict tolerances for chemical analysis

The Ladle Furnace is conceived for reheating the steel in the ladle placed on a ladle car and will be designed and built according to the most modern techniques in the field and will be in particular provided with:

  • Water-cooled secondary circuit and water cooled flexible cables
  • Water-cooled ladle roof equipped with indirect fume collecting hood to reduce steel oxidation
  • Roof lifting mechanism via hydraulic cylinder
  • Electrode arms with reduced electrode pitch diameter
  • Water-cooled secondary circuit and water cooled flexible cables
  • Electro-hydraulic electrode regulation