CSC Grants FAC to SMS for Rh Facility Upgrade at Kaohsiung
SMS group has successfully completed the modernization of the vacuum pump of China Steel Corporation’s RH facility at the steelworks in Kaohsiung in Taiwan and received Final Acceptance Certificate in February 2021. As part of the modernization, which was aimed at increasing plant availability and enhancing steel quality, SMS supplied a powerful four-stage vacuum pump and revamped the vacuum lock system. Thanks to the modernization of the vacuum system, China Steel Corporation is now able to use the plant without interruption at significantly higher condensate cooling-water temperatures of up to 38 degrees centigrade. Also the suction capacity of the vacuum pump has been significantly increased. Now final pressures of less than 1 mbar can be reached in shorter evacuation times. Commissioning of the RH facility was performed in February 2021
With the 800,000 ton-per-year RH facility (Ruhrstahl-Heraeus process), originally supplied by SMS group in the 1980ies, China Steel Corporation produces a wide range of steels, including higher-strength structural steels, higher-strength steels for shipbuilding, Cr-Mo-alloyed steels, tool steels and concrete reinforcing bars.