SMS Group secures a contract from AMD
12 February 2020
ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD), Canada, has awarded SMS group Inc. the
contract to supply a replacement 320-ton KOBM converter and gear drive
for its steel-making plant in Hamilton, ON, Canada.
goals are to replace the existing equipment with new equipment
incorporating the latest technological developments. One featured
technology is the unique SMS group electro-hydraulic torque compensator,
which is a system that actively reduces the resultant forces generated
by highly dynamic bottom blown converters. This will reduce the dynamic
loading on the entire system, with resulting increases in availability
The patented SMS group torque compensator has been
designed to operate with both the existing and new gear reducers. The
new torque restraint system will be installed and fully commissioned on
the reducer for the existing converter. It will then be incorporated
into the new reducer during the complete converter replacement,
scheduled for Q2 of 2021.
The overall project scope of supply
includes the converter vessel, trunnion ring, the proven lamella-type
vessel suspension system, trunnion bearings, gear reducer, hydraulic
torque compensator system, the X-Pact® electrical and automation systems
for the compensator, and supervision of erection and commissioning.