Edwards Vacuum has supplied a two module dry pump steel degassing system to Tenova Core as part of a secondary metallurgical facility for McConway and Torley (M&T), a steel foundry in Eastern Pennsylvania, USA. This is the 25th order for Edwards’ dry pumped steel degassing systems.
The steel degassing system forms part of a ladle refining and vacuum degassing station which Tenova Core has installed at M&T.
Each of the Edwards steel degassing modules comprises a HV30000 high capacity vacuum booster pump backed by a SN7000 high compression booster pump and one of the latest generation IDX1000 dry screw pumps. The pumps are manufactured in Shoreham, UK and in Lutin in the Czech Republic. The system was assembled in the USA prior to installation and commissioning at the customer facility in Pennsylvania.
M&T supplies coupling sets for railway freight wagons to the US and Canada and is now moving into the railroad and industrial crane wheel markets, both of which require vacuum degassed steel forgings.