Tenova to supply STC Furnace to Grand Blanc Processing in US
Tenova, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, leading developer and provider of sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry, has been contracted through its subsidiary Tenova Inc. for the turnkey supply of a roller-hearth type STC® (Short Time Cycle) furnace at Grand Blanc Processing’s wire processing facility located in Holly, Michigan (US). This project will mark the third STC® furnace installation for the facility and the new furnace will be seamlessly integrated with the existing furnaces in operation. Furnace start-up is expected to take place at the end of 2022.
The 26 metric ton batch STC® furnace will be used to spherodize anneal and stress relieve Grand Blanc Processing’s high quality wire products. The new furnace will include Daido Steel’s (Japan) advanced nitrogen control technology. The nitrogen control system will reduce nitrogen consumption by up to 30% per cycle and reduce fuel consumption by 2% per cycle. Tenova Inc. will also design and supply three product cooling tables as well as the complete control and automation package.
Tenova Inc. has been a licensee of Daido Steel’s STC® technology for over 35 years. The energy efficient STC® furnace provides low product variability and superior temperature uniformity.