The company said its facility will increase its OCTG heat-treat
capacity by an additional 100,000 tons per year.
Capital expenditures at the Iroquois Falls plant will cost $7 million, says Tyrvainen, and they will encompass manufacturing and installing the three heat-treat
cooking units, infrastructure for milling and planing, raw materials for inventory, and startup capital.
Under these agreements, heat-treat
customers will have access to a simplified market channel which integrates Praxair's gases, applications technologies and supply systems with process controllers and data acquisition software from Super Systems and precise furnace control panel systems from Atmosphere Engineering.
Additional continuous heat-treat
capabilities provide the flexibility to create more customized steels to serve energy and other markets that have a strong long term outlook.
As Brian Sheehy, manager, heat-treat
applications, Airco Industrial Gases Div, Murray Hill, NJ, explains, "Endothermic generators have been around since WWII, a very complicated piece of machinery, running at high temperature, with lots of moving parts such as pumps and valves with limited life.
With the MADI material, we use a special chemical composition and heat-treat
cycles that produce a unique microstructure more favorable to normal, less costly machining methods.
Companies that don't heat-treat
their wooden pallets and crates going to Europe or Asia could have their shipments stopped at the border, according to a U.
31, 1998--Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NYSE:KLU) announced today that its operating subsidiary, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Boeing Commercial Airplane Group under which Kaiser will be one of the largest suppliers to Boeing of heat-treat
flat-rolled aluminum products.
Based on our strategic review of this project, and on Trentwood's improved performance over the last several months, we have concluded that we can build on our existing heat-treat
capabilities in-house faster and more effectively than originally thought," said Raymond J.
The melt, shakeout and heat-treat
areas of the foundry are the only parts of the facility not air-conditioned.
The project involves new or modernized equipment to pre-heat, heat-treat
, age, stretch and handle aluminum plate up to 120-feet (37 meters) long, 12-feet (3.