Continuous Casting
The Casting Plant is equipped with four Continuous Casting Machines of four strands each with a total capacity of 1.8 million tons per year. The Continuous Casting Plant is equipped with 4 casting machines of 4 strands each. No.1 and No.2 machines are straight mould type. The size of billet is: • 150 x 150 mm square at a speed of 1.8 to 2.2 meters/minute. Billets are cut to the length 3~4 meter by hydraulic shear and transferred to Rolling Mill to produce the plain and deformed bars. No.3 machine commissioned in January 2000 is also of 4 strands but of curved mould type. The sizes of billets are: • 150 x 150 mm square at a speed of 1.8 to 2.6 meter/minute. • 130 x 130 mm square at a speed of 2.6 to 3.5 meter/minute. No. 4 machine (CC2R) which will be commissioned in June 2007 is of 4 strands with curved mould The sizes of billets are: • 200 x 200 mm square at a speed of 1.45 meter/minute. • 150 x 150 mm square at a speed of 2.6 meter/minute. • 130 x 130 mm square at a speed of 3.5 meter/minute. Billets from No.3 machine and CC2R are cut to 3~14 meters by gas cutting equipment is each strand. A charge number is punched on each billet by a marking machine and forwarded for further processing to rolling mill/billet customers.