Systems Spray-Cooled Recently Completes BRS Phase II Melt Shop Expansion

Systems Spray-Cooled Recently Completes BRS Phase II Melt Shop Expansion

May 2021 Nashville, TN

As part of its Phase Two expansion that was recently completed, Big River Steel in Osceola, Arkansas installed and commissioned new Spray-Cooled™ on furnace electric arc furnace (EAF) equipment including a roof, elbow, sidewall and off-gas duct work with Systems Spray-Cooled from The Systems Group.

The EAF roof is a gantry style roof with a steep cone hot face profile for optimization and extended lifetime. The elbow incorporates a new integrated drain design that eliminates bolted connections for quicker change outs. The EAF sidewall incorporates a unique proprietary hot face profile that includes integrated ‘bump-outs’ to help protect the burners and refractory bricks, and reduce scrap jams at the slag door opening area.

As part of the project, Systems Spray-Cooled partnered with SMS Group to provide a complete Spray-Cooled™ Direct Evacuation Control System (DECS) consisting of a D1 downcomer duct, Drop-out Chamber (DOC) and downstream duct for all the water-cooled equipment. The D1 downcomer duct is hydraulically actuated on a fixed rail support system that allows for real-time air gap adjustment. The DOC is a panelized, self-supported design consisting of 20 sidewall and roof panel segments, a hydraulically actuated access door for cleanout, and a manually actuated emergency exit access man door. The downstream duct includes an electric driven actuator, and 12 sections of duct work (D2 through D13) totaling 236 feet in length and including a support structure tower with access platforms and ladders for the vertical duct section. Big River Steel expects the spray-cooled duct work will cool the off-gas more efficiently than typical tubular duct work. In all, 33 pieces of spray-cooled equipment were installed and commissioned at Big River Steel for the Phase Two expansion.

Big River Steel’s decision to install Spray-Cooled™ equipment was based on the need for the safest, most reliable solution when considering long term maintenance costs.

For further information, contact The Systems Group, 214 N. Washington Ave. Ste 700, El Dorado, AR 71730; phone 870-862-1315; web spraycooled.tsg.bz; email info@tsg.bz.

Nucor Steel Brandenburg EAF Furnace

Systems Spray-Cooled receives contract from Nucor Steel Brandenburg

Systems Spray-Cooled receives contract from Nucor Steel Brandenburg

December 2020 Nashville, TN

Systems Spray-Cooled, of The Systems Group, was selected to supply the electric arc furnace (EAF) Spray-Cooled™ equipment to Nucor Corporation’s new plate mill in Brandenburg, KY.  The new EAF greenfield project includes equipment for a single EAF operation.  The Spray-Cooled™ equipment will include 100% of Nucor’s on furnace cooling needs, to include the EAF shells, roofs, and fume elbows.  The EAF roof will be a single-point cantilever roof lift design with flanged bolted gantry connection and a steep cone hot face profile for optimization and extended lifetime.  The elbow will incorporate a new integrated drain design that eliminates bolted connections for quicker change outs.  The EAF sidewall will incorporate a unique proprietary hot face profile that includes integrated ‘bump-outs’ to help protect the burners and refractory bricks and reduce scrap jams at the slag door opening area.

“We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with The Systems Group on one of our company’s largest capital investment projects,” said Johnny Jacobs, Vice President & General Manager of Nucor Steel Brandenburg.  “When operational, this state-of-the-art mill will have the most diverse product offering of any plate mill in North America.”

For further information, contact The Systems Group, 214 N. Washington Ave. Ste 700, El Dorado, AR 71730; phone 870-862-1315; web spraycooled.tsg.bz; email info@tsg.bz.

Updated Spray-Cooled™ Equipment Offers Enhanced Safety, Longevity, Uptime

El Dorado, AR, July 14, 2015:

Systems Spray-Cooled™ (spraycooled.tsg.bz), which manufactures a line of non-pressurized, non-evaporative water-cooling equipment for the global metal and mineral industries, has updated its technology to incorporate several performance enhancements and new patented features that result in greater safety, equipment longevity and operational uptime.

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