Inteco PTI received FAC from Gerdau Midlothian, TX for a custom designed preheater
Gerdau Midlothian, located in Midlothian, Texas, USA, has purchased a custom designed ladle dryer from INTECO PTI to fit the existing ladle repair building. The ladle dryer is designed to allow the ladle carrier to deliver a ladle directly under the preheater, where the ladle lid is lowered onto the ladle for drying. The air/fuel burner control system is designed to follow the drying profile recommended by the refractory supplier. The system's user-friendly HMI based control system is easy to use, and provides clear and useful information on the status of the preheat or dry-out cycle. Most importantly, the dryer delivers a fully dried ladle to the melt shop using the least amount of fuel.
The FAC was issued in July 2019 and the equipment is working to full satisfaction.