On October 27, Chairman Han Guorui of CERI went to the site of Shagang ultrathin strip project for investigation.
Chairman Han Guorui pointed out that this is the first industrialized cast rolling line in China. As the exclusive partner and the technically responsible party of NUCOR in China, CERI undertakes the whole line technical integration on the first cast rolling line of Shagang, equipment co-manufacturing and supply at core area, and design and supply of rolling line equipment.
The first domestically produced 45m/s high speed bar production line independently designed and supplied by CERI has achieved stable operation and entered the production stage in Shanxi Jingang group on Nov. 6, 2018. The rolling line adopts full continuous high-speed no-twist rolling with the maximum rolling speed of 45m/s. CERI’s high-speed bar production line can produce ∅ 8 mm ~ 36 mm round steel and rebar, and the designed annual output can achieve 70 ~ 1.2 million tons.
The first batch of equipment of Vietnam POMINA sintering desulphurization left Shanghai port on Oct. 6. This represents the completion of the project's first major delivery point. For Vietnam POMINA sintering desulphurization project, the company invested in an excellent project team. After fierce competition with domestic and international competitors, the company won the first environmental protection project in Vietnam.
With the receipt of the advance payment from the owner, the contract of newly built 320,000 tons of bar production line signed between CERI and India SUNFLAG Iron and Steel Company comes into effect on Sept. 27. In 2017, our company provided the owner with the design and supply of coal injection system. This bar production line is another achievement of superior product sales in Indian market after the successful production of coal injection.
The hot test of building color coating unit of Baosteel Huangshi Xingang industrial park project contracted by CERI was successful at one time on Sept. 15. The production of the first color coated coil, marking that the unit has been formally put into operation. In phase 1, it mainly includes one new aluminum and zinc plating unit, one building color coating unit and one home appliance color coating unit, and their plant building and auxiliaries.
The hot test of caster No. 4 of Qingdao Special Steel contracted by CERI was successful at one time on Sept. 13. The hot test section is 240mm×300mm, the cast steel is steel No. 45, and the 6 strands are cast at the same time. This is CERI’s new achievement in special steel slab caster. The type of caster is R=11m bow type continuous straightening six strand alloy steel square and round caster. The annual production is designed as one million tons.
The first set of 1550mm single-stand four-high skin pass mill housing with wide width and special steel with rolling function, which was contracted by CERI, was successfully hoisted and placed in place safely on Sept.1.
In order to better solve the difficulty on technology, such as special alloy elements in special steel, high yield strength and high tensile strength, etc., the unit is equipped with the uncoiling and coiling with high tension, double roll system skin pass mill, emulsion and wet skin pass, realizing double functions of 10% big reduction and ordinary skin pass rolling.
The hot test of 1650mm aluminum foil roughing and intermediate mill of Heilongjiang Tongyu pharmaceutical company undertaken by CERI was successful on Sept. 2 and smoothly entered the trial production stage. The aluminum foil mill is a four-high irreversible cold rolling mill, which is the first set of supply project of CERI in the field of non-ferrous cold rolling, and has achieved a zero breakthrough.
The hot test of 1450mm 6-high single stand reversible rolling mill of Jiangmen Huamu contracted by CERI was successful at one time on Nov. 18, 2018. The test piece is from 3.5 x 1200mm to 0.8 x 1200mm after 5 passes of rolling. The whole test run process was stable and smooth, and the performance indexes of the product met the requirements.
The hot test of the slab caster No.2 revamping project designed, supplied, software programming and commissioned by CERI was successfully conducted in one-time on August 24. All the equipment provided by CERI has been running well, and the key core technologies, such as leakage prediction system of mould, online hydraulic width adjustment system and hydraulic vibration system, have been successfully applied.
The first international seminar on steelmaking technology for sustainable development in 2018 (CSST2018), sponsored by China metal society, was held at Tianjin social mountain international conference center on Oct. 25~26, 2018. More than 370 representatives from 15 countries and regions attended the conference, and the youth expert group from CERI attended the seminar.
Through the conference organizing committee strict reviews, CERI's papers on EAF steelmaking, environmental protection and dust removal, vacuum refining and recycling of steelmaking residual energy were employed. During the conference, they were publicized and displayed respectively, and the solutions and successful cases of CERI on EAF steelmaking, environmental protection and dust removal, vacuum refining and recycling of steelmaking residual heat were shared with international counterparts
3rd International Conference on Ingot Casting, Rolling and Forging，ICRF 2018 was held on Stockholm Sweden on Oct. 16-19. More than 200 experts and scholars from more than 20 countries attended the conference. Professor Liu Zhengdong, the chief expert of the Central Iron & Steel Research Institute, was invited to attend the conference as the theme speech. CERI was invited to speak at the meeting about the application of water-cooled die casting technology in the development of Marine platform rack steel extra-thick slab.
CERI gave a speech of "the application of water cooling mold casting technology in the development of Marine platform rack steel extra-thick slab" on the independent research and development of "energy-saving high quality extra-thick slab water cooling mold casting technology" (referred to as water cooling die casting technology). This technical innovation solves the technical problem of high quality extra-thick slab manufacturing with a thickness of over 100mm and fills in the blank of large water-cooled flat steel ingots with a thickness of over 60t at home and abroad.
International Congress on the Science and Technology of Iron making, 8th，ICSTI 2018 was held in Vienna, Austria from September 25 to 28, 2018. 320 experts and scholars from 28 countries attended the conference. As the only representative company of MCC, CERI participated in this conference.
CERI has made a report on the self-developed "cooling structure of new furnace body ". The "cooling structure of new furnace body" is to use new combined cooling equipment in the high heat load area of the furnace body. This new type of cooling equipment has the characteristics of high cooling strength, good for slag skin stability, and the investment is much lower than the copper cooling wall, has a broad application prospect, by the domestic and foreign delegates to the meeting widely concerned and highly evaluated. At present, "new cooling structure of furnace body" has been successfully applied in many blast furnaces.
CERI attended the 12th International Exhibition and Conference on Minerals, Metals, and Metallurgy & Materials in New Delhi, India from August 29 to 31. During the conference, our company received extensive attention from participating enterprises and media, and won the "best exhibition award" issued by ITE.
The exhibition board concentrates the three themes of "CERI in India", "CERI factory plus" and "creating a better future with CERI". In the limited space, it covers the company overview, global business development, CERI's development in the Indian market, company consulting business, core products, energy saving and environmental protection, intelligent factory and many other contents.
The Design Criteria of Steel Structure (GB50017-2003) chief-edited by CERI and co-edited by Xi`an University of Architecture and Technology, Tongji University and Qinghua University, etc. is approved and released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development on Dec.12,2017 and will be implemented from July 1, 2018.
The new Design Criteria of Steel Structure is completely revised based on the original Design Criteria of Steel Structure (GB50017-2003). The new criteria is combined with the development tendency of steel structure in China, focus on the design demand of steel structure, introduce international advanced design concept and technology, reconstruct the general frame and add a lot of new content to become the standard that can be directly applied in engineering.
It is learned that the research and application achievement of key technology (relying on the roof steel structure project of Yu Jiabao high-speed rail) of the big span double helix single-layer reticulated shell structures under supervised by CERI won the science and technology prize of China steel structure association in 2017. Yu Jiabao high-speed station is the first big span single-layer geodesic dome steel structure worldwide and was officially open to traffic on Sept. 20, 2015.
The World Metals released the Top Ten News of the world iron and steel Industry technology of the year 2017, CERI won the title year after year and several advanced technology products independent researched and developed by CERI were highly evaluated and approved. The News of BF top pressure equalizing gas recovery technology of CERI filling the gap in China is on the list.
The BF top pressure equalizing gas recovery technology of CERI has been successfully applied in the ten more medium and big BFs of several domestic iron & steel enterprises. This technology also won one national patent for invention and two patents for utility model and is applied widely, which can completely solve the difficulty of BF top pressure equalizing gas recovery and is one effective measure to avoid emission of poisonous gas and dust to atmosphere, energy recovery and environment improvement and become the technology model to help the iron & steel enterprise to realize safe production, cost decreasing and benefit increasing, energy saving and environment protection.
On December 9, the 2nd National Contest of Enterprise Innovation Methods came to an end in Tianjin. Two projects of CERI participating in the contest on behalf of Beijing Competition Area including “Innovation, research, development and application of high-speed powder color coating technical equipment” and “Innovation, research, development and application of the work roll bending and shifting system equipment of new type strip mill” made impressive achievements, and won the first prize and the second prize respectively.
In the “innovation, research, development and application of high-speed powder color coating technical equipment” project, by virtue of the TRIZ theory, numerous technical problems in the process of project research and development have been solved in a systematic and high-efficiency way, passed engineering application experience rapidly, over 30 patents have been applied focusing on technological achievements, and registered trademarks have been formed. In 2016, it was rated as one of top ten technologies in the world iron & steel industry by World Metal Bulletin. It has good economic and social benefit.
On November 20, the patent for invention of “a kind of cut deal roll cutting type cut-to-length shears device” declared by CERI finally won “the Excellence Award of the 19th Chinese Patent Award” through competitions and review made by the organizing committee.
CERI has been rated as “national enterprise with advantages in intellectual property” since 2010, and was further rated as “national enterprise for the demonstration of intellectual property” in 2016. With increasingly improved awareness of intellectual property protection, CERI also increases investment in scientific and technological achievements and intellectual property protection, actively encourages employees to make scientific and technological innovation. For many years, CERI has devoted itself to the development and application of key technologies of cut deal products and complete set of equipment. The patent technology for invention was independently developed by CERI. Through identification in the industry, such technological achievement has “reached international advanced level” as a whole, equipment has been successfully applied in iron & steel production enterprises, and obtained good social benefit and economic benefit.