Leading Chinese tube producer selects Banyard VSI systems
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010
Banyard IHWT has been awarded a prestigious, multi-million dollar contract from another leading Chinese producer of high quality seamless tubing for use within the energy sector. In total, eight Vertical Steel Induction (VSI) billet heating systems will be delivered, five for use at the pre-piercing stage and three prior to the extrusion lines.
The installation will benefit from Banyard’s fully electric, heavy duty mechanical handling systems. These include billet up-enders fitted with electric drive mechanisms capable of lifting billets in excess of 1100kg into a high efficiency induction heating coil.
Based upon proven Inductotherm VIP induction power technology, all heat stations can be controlled from one single PLC with the very latest in fully programmable, switch able, dual frequency power control giving accurate temperature distribution both linearly and axially to guarantee quality extruded product. Banyard VSI systems also provide a better environmental solution for the future, burning no fossil fuel and having limited water consumption.
The process flexibility offered by the Banyard VSI systems are particularly suited to manufacturers of tubing made from high temperature, corrosion resistant alloys including nickel based alloys, austenitic and duplex stainless steels.