Salzgitter orders pickling section from Andritz

Technology group Andritz has received an order from Salzgitter Flachstahl to supply a new pickling section for the existing push pickling line designed for heavy-duty steel grades.

The line was supplied to the German steelmaker by Andritz in 1992, Kallanish understands. New process equipment will ensure continued reliable operation and increase the line’s efficiency, the Austrian equipment supplier says.

The scope of supply comprises Andritz proprietary high-end process technology for push pickling, it says. This includes a circulation system, high turbulence hydrochloric acid pickling, a compact rinsing and drying section, plus a state-of-the-art trimming shear. The new process equipment will improve strip threading through the pickling section and increase pickling efficiency, Andritz says.

Start-up is scheduled for mid-2025.

Christian Koehl Germany