Fives revamps Lusosider galvanizing line

French technology supplier Fives tells Kallanish that it has won an order from Lusosider, the sole Portuguese supplier of flat products, to revamp its continuous galvanizing line. With the upgrade, the steelmaker is expected to increase its operation reliability and facilitate the line`s maintenance. Ludosider is part of the Brazilian CSN group.

The revamp of the plant includes the installation of a new bridle rolls in the skin-pass section and new DMS burr masher. “Fives will replace the existing combination of the entry gearbox and exit bridle rolls of the skin-pass with newly designed bridle rolls and will provide individual motorisation for each motorised roll,” the plant supplier says. The existing zinc bath gauge will be relocated to fit the new configuration, Fives adds.

The line had previously been revamped by Fives in 2000. Two year ago the French technology supplier upgraded the horizontal furnace of the galvanizing line and installed an additional jet cooling unit.

The new equipment will be designed, delivered and commissioned by July 2019.