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Quaker Chemical Develops Fire-Resistant Grease for Hot Mills

21 Oct 2014 - Quaker Chemical has developed a fire-resistant grease to be used on the roller bearings in hot mills to reduce the amount of slag fires.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava Modernizing Blast Furnace Hot Stoves

03 Oct 2014 - ArcelorMittal Ostrava is modernizing three hot-blast stoves used for the heating of air blown to its blast furnaces.

NLMK Enhances Efficiency of Blast Furnace Operations

02 Oct 2014 - NLMK Group, a leading manufacturer of steel and rolled products with high added value in Russia, has upgraded air-blowing equipment used in blast furnace operations in Lipetsk.

Siemens Modernizing Cooling Conveyor for Keystone Steel & Wire

25 Sep 2014 - U.S. producer Keystone Steel and Wire Co. placed an order with Siemens Metals Technologies to upgrade the cooling conveyors of a two-strand wire rod mill in its Bartonville, Ill., production facility.

Friedrich Kocks to Supply 3-Roll RSB to Chinese Stainless Producer

17 Sep 2014 - The privately owned Chinese company Taizhou Daming Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. is set to upgrade its existing bar mill with the implementation of a KOCKS 3-roll Reducing & Sizing Block RSB®.

Baotou Steel Calls on Woodings for Two New Hydraulic Distributors

08 Sep 2014 - Baotou Steel — China's largest steel manufacturer in the northwest area — will install two Woodings-produced hydraulic distributors as part of the company’s upgrade to the No. 4 blast furnace facility in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia.

IMS Systems to Provide Worthington Steel with Three Center Line Thickness Gauges

08 Sep 2014 - IMS Systems Inc. has received an order from Worthington Steel for three XR X-ray Gauges to measure center line thickness of strip processed in the company’s Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, plant near Cleveland.

Brighter Unilux LED-12 Leads Second Generation of Handheld Strobe Lights

05 Sep 2014 - Unilux has introduced the LED-12, the first handheld strobe light in its H2LED Series of second-generation LED inspection lights for the printing, converting, papermaking, metals and textiles industries.

New Cooling Tower Begins Operating at OEMK’s Pellet Plant

04 Sep 2014 - A cooling tower for circulating water at the pellet plant has been launched at OEMK, part of Metalloinvest.

Process Sensors Introduces Self-Contained Pyrometers for R&D and Industrial Applications

02 Sep 2014 - Process Sensors Corporation has introduced its newest self-contained pyrometer models, the stand-alone PSC-SR56N Series.

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