Archive for January 18, 2008

ENS Ladle Furnace Project Hits Milestone

Author: Scott Gregory : 01/18/08

On January 7th, 2008, Ellwood National Steel crews achieved full design production of its recently commissioned Ladle Furnace by producing eight prime heats of forging quality ingots in 12 hours. Non-LMF capacity was a maximum of six heats per 12 hours. This is a significant milestone considering that this benchmark was achieved less than one month after the full commissioning of the ladle furnace and associated support equipment.

The successful start-up of the equipment is directly attributed to the dedication and commitment of the ENS employees and associated engineering staff of ENS/EQS to doing it right. This LMF operation expands ENS’s product range and capacity to meet customer’s expectations in today’s strong forging ingot market.