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DRAGFLOW HEAVY DUTY PUMPS: ACTIVE PART OF THE DE-SCALING PROCESS IN A STEEL PLANT

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Project Details

  • Location: Belgium
  • Year: 2018

Project Description

The problem

In steel plants a typical issue to deal with is the managment of the oxydes coming from the de-scaling process.

This material is very heavy and extremely abrasive and must be collected and separated from water befeore being re-used.

The solution 

Since many years Dragflow is continuosly supplying pumps to the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Ghent, Belgium.

Currently n.16 EL7.5 pumps are running in two different steps of the process.

The first 12 pumps collect the material from 6 tanks where the water from the de-scaling is collected and send it to a smaller thank where the water is partially removed. Here other 4 pumps run h24 and finally remove the solid with extremely high concentration (up yo 60/70%)

All the pumps are equipped with temperature sensors and dedicated discharge adapter to be mounted on the exixting piping system.

Thanks to the strong construction of the Dragflow pumps and the special alloys especially designed for abrasive materials, the life-time of the pumps is longer than any other pump that have been used in this plant.