Systems Spray-Cooled Delivers Equipment to Nucor Steel Gallatin

Systems Spray-Cooled Delivers Equipment to Nucor Steel Gallatin

September 2020 Nashville, TNNucor Steel is expanding the steelmaking capacity at its flat-rolled sheet steel mill located in Ghent, KY.  As part of the expansion project, Nucor is adding a new 175-ton EAF that will increase the mill’s annual capacity from 1.6 million tons to approximately 3 million tons of coiled steel.

Systems Spray-Cooled, of The Systems Group, was selected to supply the new EAF and has delivered its first shipment of Spray-Cooled™ equipment to Nucor Steel Gallatin.   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 sidewall will incorporate a unique proprietary profile that includes integrated ‘bump-outs’ to help protect the burners and refractory bricks and reduce scrap jams at the slag door opening area.  The roof will be a new steep cone design for optimization and extended lifetime.  The elbow will incorporate a new integrated drain design that eliminates bolted connections for quicker change outs.  Both the sidewall and roof will have an integrated Resistive Temperature Detector (RTD) system to enable zone monitoring of water temperatures throughout the furnace.  

Nucor’s decision to install Spray-Cooled™ equipment was based on the success they have seen at their other EAF shops and on the need for the safest, most environmentally friendly, lowest cost option (supply and maintenance) along with the extended life and performance for water-cooled equipment.

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.  

Systems Spray-Cooled receives an order to upgrade Optimus Steel EAF

Systems Spray-Cooled receives an order to upgrade Optimus Steel EAF

July 2020 Nashville, TN — Optimus Steel has placed an order for a furnace upgrade solution with Systems Spray-Cooled of The Systems Group.  The 4th quarter 2020 turn-key project includes a new Spray-Cooled™ Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Roof, a new Spray-Cooled™ Elbow, the accompanying equipment that will replace its existing tubular equipment, and a complete engineering package that covers a laser scan of the entire melt shop, design and layout all of the piping, and engineering of the required infrastructure changes.  

The engineering portion includes modifying their current 4-point gantry lift roof to a 2-point gantry lift design.  By removing the (2) existing long gantry arms and replacing them with customized short arms, Optimus Steel will eliminate the associated downtime and maintenance issues with their old gantry arms design.  The new design will address current operational issues and will allow for better roof alignment and delta changes.  The elbow spray water will be supplied and drained from the roof minimizing hoses and connections.  The roof diameter will be oversized to allow for a larger furnace sidewall in the future.   This project is expected to be the first phase of a multi-phase melt shop upgrade to a more optimized design with the upper shell and off-gas system to follow.  

Optimus Steel, located in Beaumont, Texas, produces a wide range of high-quality wire rods, coiled rebar, and billets. This mill has been recognized with awards for safety, community service, outstanding engineering, and environmental improvement throughout the years. Optimus Steel is logistically situated near Houston to provide value added solutions that help their customers in the construction, automotive, energy, consumer, and manufacturing markets.

Optimus Steel’s decision to install Spray-Cooled™ equipment was based on the need for the safest, most environmentally friendly, lowest cost option (supply and maintenance) along with the extended life and performance for water-cooled equipment. 

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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