Kirov non-ferrous metals processing plant commenced commissioning of continuous annealing line equipment supplied by otto junker

August 19, 2010

Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant (an enterprise of UMMC’s semi-fabricating complex) started commissioning of continuous annealing line for production of ultra thin strips (Otto Junker, Germany). The cost of line is about EUR6 mln.

As Sergey Schastlivtsev, Head of Department on Key Assets Maintenance Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant reported, all commissioning works are performed in accordance with schedule. The production line shall be put into operation in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Today Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant  specialists together with representatives of Otto Junker check operating status of installed equipment, in particular motors and hydraulic actuators, movement of operating mechanisms and commission of exogas production plant.

Otto Junker line will allow Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant  to perform finishing treatment of copper, brass and bronze strips up to 700 mm wide and 0.8 mm to 0.05 mm thick with maximum weight if annealed rolls 5 tons and to meet designed mechanical properties and structure of metal strips.

It should be reminded that Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant commenced preparation of the site for annealing line in April, 2009. Continuous annealing line is being introduced within the frames of the fourth, final stage of the Program on establishment of the newest casting and rolling technological complex. This production line consists of equipment supplied by known German companies: line for vertical continuous casting of flat strip bar (SMS-Meer), high-speed mill for cold rolling Quatro-160 (Danieli Froehling) and length cutting line (Burghardt+Scmidt).

After completion of the program the enterprise will offer products that meet world quality standards at domestic and international market. These are primarily copper and brass strips of various widths used for radiators of modern design.

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