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Resource Efficiency New Aluminum Billet Oven for Spectra Aluminium

Editor: Nicole Kareta

Spectra Aluminium ordered a 28-MN, front-loading direct extrusion press and 5,000 kg/h, high-efficiency gas billet oven to be installed in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. It will produce industrial profiles starting from 8 to 9” aluminium billets.

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The gas billet oven is designed to minimize the heat loss from the exhaust fumes, reducing the gas consumption per extruded ton up to 30-35%.
The gas billet oven is designed to minimize the heat loss from the exhaust fumes, reducing the gas consumption per extruded ton up to 30-35%.
(Source: Danieli Breda)

The extrusion press will be equipped with the Danieli-patented Energy Saving solution (ESED 4.0), which allows average energy savings of 25-30% compared to traditional systems available on the market. The press also will feature fully electric billet loading right from the oven to the press, drastically reducing the billet heat/energy loss and improving billet temperature accuracy. The automation system, also developed by Danieli, will include remote-controlled HMI via tablets.

The Danieli Breda ECOFLAME gas billet oven is designed to minimize the heat loss from the exhaust fumes, reducing the gas consumption per extruded ton up to 30-35% depending on the product mix. Thanks to the improved design of the burners and gas recirculation, the production of 5,000 kg/h of billets at 480 °C will be possible. An accurate temperature tapering effect will be achieved through new-design burners. The multivariable transducer controls will correct gas and air mixtures, reducing the maintenance and the manual adjustments.

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