European merchant bars leader AFV Beltrame Group has chosen GF-ELTI, a company specialized in the production of Industrial Furnaces and Heat Treatment Services, for the supply of two new heating plants for its rolling mills. The projects, characterized by solutions developed ad hoc to meet the needs of AFV Beltrame in terms of performance, consumption and emissions, were conceived in synergy with the plant specialists of Laminés Marchands Européens in France and Stahl Gerlafingen in Switzerland, with the support of the R&D department from the Vicenza headquarters.The first, destined for the LME subsidiary, consists of a Walking Beam Furnace, bilateral heating type, 13 pairs of GF-ELTI Regenerative Burners of 4.0 MW each, digital ON-OFF control, with productivity equals to 90 tonnes per hour.The second, destined for the SG subsidiary, consists of a Pusher Furnace with bilateral heating type, 23 pairs of GF-ELTI Regenerative Burners of 3.2 MW each, digital ON-OFF control, capable to reach a 124 tonnes per hour production.The agreement between the Companies foresees the start-up of both plants at the beginning of 2023 and the assignment includes the design, prefabrication and commissioning of the two furnaces for blooms heating.In addition to the benefit given by the efficient regenerative heating technology, the new furnaces will have the possibility of using hydrogen thanks to the experience gained by GF-ELTI with the innovative project H2BURN High Efficiency Burners fuelled with hydro-methane blend.Operating in the steel sector for over a century, the AFV Beltrame Group manufactures rolled sections for construction, shipbuilding and excavation.The company Elettrotermica Industriale was founded in Sovere BG in 1976, with the acronym ELTI, inheriting the legacy of Ditta Fratus. General Forni was also established in 1976 as a company dedicated to the production of Industrial Furnaces for rolling mills. In 2017 ELTI and General Forni merged into a single company GF-ELTI. The aim was to create a single reference point and a reliable partner in the steel market, capable of providing Turnkey Equipment and Heat Treatment Services. GF ELTI is now an industrial reality that operates internationally in the supply of Industrial Plants and Heat Treatment Services, distinguishing itself through its Know-how, Design Experience, High Plant Performances, R&D, Innovative and Sustainable Practices.