Metal Asia March 2012 Issue
A Complete Metal Magazine
Pacesetter for the Metals Industries
After the new investment and steel boom of recent years and the interim economic crisis, companies in the steel
industry have had to develop strategies to adapt their products to match global developments and meet the
environmental challenges of the 21st century. The main goal will therefore be on continuous modernizations and
the integration of new methods and process technologies. Through the use of modern IT, for example, productivity
potential can be improved. And with the Siemens VAI product families Simetal and Siroll, a plant’s efficiency and
flexibility can be quickly and cost-effectively increased. In fact, some packages boast a payback period of just one
to two years.
Budget 2012-13 shows positive outlook for Metals Industry
The Union Budget for the financial year 2012-13 is a mixed bag for the metals and mining sector. Generally, the Budget looked reasonable and pragmatic for the non-ferrous metal industry.
L&T Electrical & Automation
highlights innovation in safety,
energy efficiency &
automation at ELECRAMA
Larsen & Toubro, the electrical and automation major and
leaders in low voltage switchgear, has put up an impressive
display of innovative products, systems and solutions at
ELECRAMA 2012 as well as launched a number of products
for the future.
NMDC signs MoU with Govt.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed
between NMDC Limited and Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India
on the commitments of NMDC concerning its performance in
the year 2012-13.
Alcoa in talks with Indian firms
to sell surplus alumina
The U.S. based aluminium maker Alcoa Inc., is in talks
with Indian firms to sell surplus alumina, indicating the purpose
of increasing its presence in India.
L&T wins ‘Best Product’ award
for T-ERA switchboard at
The design and development capabilities of L&T’s
Electrical & Automation earned rich recognition at ELECRAMA
2012 when its T-ERA switchboard was declared winner
of ‘THE BEST PRODUCT’ award at the Industry Day
celebrations on Friday, January 20, held at the exhibition venue
Rio Tinto to invest $2 bln in
Odisha iron ore project
Australian mining major Rio Tinto will invest around $2
billion (Rs. 9,886 crore) in setting up a major iron ore mining
project in Odisha. The investment, largest so far by the miner
in India, would help it establish a strong foothold in the country’s
Coal India may divert coal
under e-auction to power
According to the latest report, Coal India Limited (CIL)
may perhaps divert a portion of the coal meant for e-auction
to power plants in order to meet fuel supply commitments to
the power sector.
Anode & Cathode Recording
VHE has launched a new range of
recording anode and cathode ammeters.
Outotec to acquire shares in
Outotec strengthens its process control technologies
all shares in
Ltd. in Kuopio, Finland.
Outotec and Zambia's
Kansanshi Mining sign sulfuric
acid technology deal
Outotec has signed a contract with the Zambia-based
mining company Kansanshi Mining plc for the design and
delivery of a gas cleaning system and a sulfuric acid plant.
ESTAL: European Association
for Surface Treatment on
Aluminium New Management
ESTAL represents the aluminium finishing industry in
Europe. For ESTAL, representation means standing for the
shared interests of a modern economic sector with innumerable
Indonesia’s Nickel ore and
Bauxite exports may plunge
Nickel ore and bauxite shipments from Indonesia, the top
supplier to China, may plunge 75% in 2012 as a ban on metal
ore sales comes into force in May 2012, two years earlier than
Indian Copper Industry to shine in the
The Indian copper industry is looking forward to shine in
the days to come. However, this advancement and upliftment
will take some time-thanks to a number of connotations
numbering up as retraining prices hovering over the euro zone
debt crisis along with the downturn of global economy.
New 6-high cold mill
for Chunlei Copper, P.R. of China
In the mid 1990s, Danieli Fröhling (DF) supplied a
20-high cold rolling mill for copper and copper alloys to Chunlei
Copper. This equipment has performed very well and to full
customer satisfaction since then. Currently, Taiyuan Jinxi Chunlei
Copper is planning to increase capacity and the diversity of its
product range and it solicited several international bids for
Six-high “Diamond Mill”
for Aleris new aluminium wide cold mill in
With this order, Danieli Fröhling is responsible for the
supply of all mechanical, electrical and automation equipment
of the mill, including major auxiliary equipment such as Danieli
Fröhling’s innovative fume cleaning and oil recovery system
DAN-ECO2 -the most ecologically effective system for separating
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), as well as the DANPurity
PRODUCT / MARKET
SIROLL ALU Aluminium Foil Rolling Mills
Siemens VAI is a globally active full-line supplier for the iron, steel and aluminium industry, providing advanced and unique
solutions from mining to the finished product. Subsidiary companies, engineering offices and workshops located throughout
the world ensure that we are always close to our customers.
SGS Technologies main business line is
COMBUSTION SYSTEMS BUSINESS
M/S SGS Technologies activities include i) Marketing the
burners to government sectors government undertakings, semigovernment
companies public limited companies and even to
private originations in small
sectors, ii) Indigenously making
the burners & combustion
systems, iii) Supplying & commissioning these burners & systems
in India and iv) Providing solutions for improving productivity
& energy saving.
Nano-structured Refractory Castables
for Alumina Calciners
Anti-erosive and high thermal shock resistant refractories are essential for alumina calciners. This aspect is a consequence of
high wearing coupled with high speed erodible particles transportation and also sudden temperature changes in such equipment,
owing to cold air injection to cool down the calcined alumina. Considering that the steel-making industry comprises the major
volume consumption of refractories, calcium aluminate cement-based refractories are usually offered to the aluminium industry,
but presenting densification temperatures higher than 1300°C, which is not the most suitable option for this application. Taking
these aspects into account, a novel castable formulation concept was designed in this work, aiming to attain sintering at lower
temperatures, to meet the usual calciner temperature range (1000-1250°C).
Sol-Gel Derived Binary Oxide Coatings
on Graphite for Application in Carbon
Mullite, spinel and calcium aluminate coated graphites have been prepared and investigated to explore their commercial applications in
carbon containing unshaped refractory composites. Graphite, being a potential source of carbon, its applications in refractories is widespread
due to excellent thermal shock resistance and its low wettability towards molten slag and metal. But its application is restricted due to poor
oxidation resistance and low tendency to be dispersed and mixed with water.
Danieli Fröhling Dan-Purity filter
Excellent coolant filtration is a fundamental pre-requisite for superior performance and product quality
in the rolling and forming of metals. The Danieli Fröhling ‘Dan-Purity Filter’ ensures the highest level of
filtration to maintain rolling oil in optimal condition.
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
wire 2012: Leverage Electromagnetic
Copper and aluminium wire is indispensable in the
production, transmission and utilization of electricity. A special
version, enamelled or winding wire, is processed into coils,
which then have a key function in electrical components.
Among others, the 2012 wire trade fair, which is being held
from 26 to 30 March in Düsseldorf, presented machinery
for manufacturing wire of all kinds, including enamelled wire,
but for the first time also showed its further processing into