Belgian aluminum producer E-Max has placed an order for new furnaces from Tenova to replace machinery at its plant in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, which has been in place since 1990.
The order consists of a twin-chamber melting furnace (TCF), capable of producing 50,000mt of liquid aluminum from a mixture of scrap. The TCF is equipped with a heat recovery system and an electromagnetic stirrer. E-Max has also ordered a melting and casting furnace, which is scrap-fed as well and has an annual capacity of producing 25,000mt of liquid aluminum.
The replacement of the old equipment, which was also installed by Tenova, is expected to reduce metal loss by 50pc and lower the consumption of natural gas. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2022.