Steel Industry

The modern steel industry began since the late 1850s and has been a basic to the world's industrial economy. The steel industry is at the core of the green economy, in which economic growth and environmental responsibility work hand in hand. 

Industry and megatrends

Steel production processes are dependent on product mix, available raw materials and energy supply. Key characteristics of the three main processing methods includes:

  • Blast Furnace / Basic Oxygen Furnace where pig iron is produced using primarily iron ore (70-100%) and coke in a blast furnace, and then further turned into steel in a basic oxygen furnace. Because of the inclusion of coke making and sintering operations, the process is highly energy intensive.
  • Scrap/Electric Arc Furnace for scrap for the iron input. Usually has significantly lower energy intensity compared to Blast Furnace due to the omission of coke making and iron making processes.
  • Direct Reduced Iron on iron ore and / or scrap for the iron input. Depending on the size, fuel and ore characteristics, energy consumption can still be less than Blast Furnace.

Dura-Metal supported the industry with the introduction of hardfacing technologies using welding and thermal spray methods. The intent of hardfacing is to enhance the component parts’ profiles while as the same time, maintaining their performance in the production conditions. Our product range includes welding and coating equipment and consumables as well as product development on stainless steels, high-strength low-alloy and non-ferrous materials (copper, nickel, aluminum, titanium). In addition, Dura-Metal plays a vital role in joint development of parts for the various Steel industries’ applications. 

Some of our Applications

  • Guide roller
  • Hearth roll
  • Pinch roll coating via arc spray
  • Pinch roll in operation
  • Spray and fuse on rollers
  • Hearth RollHearth Roll
  • Hearth RollPinch Roll
  • Pinch Roll In OperationPinch Roll In Operation
  • Pinch RollerPinch Roller
  • Rollers After Spray & FuseRollers After Spray & Fuse
  • Rollers After Spray & FuseRollers After Spray & Fuse
  • Steel Roll HVOF CoatedSteel Roll HVOF Coated
  • Zinc Bath RollZinc Bath Roll
  • Blade cutterBlade Cutter