Given the nature of the processes, the Steel and Metal industry has to employ some pretty serious heavy duty equipment. This equipment is typically subjected to servere mechanical and thermal stresses and therefore it is often heavily engineered and of robust construction.Given Oldham Engineering's capabilities, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) invite Oldham Engineering to supply parts or complete assemblies for new build projects. In service, this equipment can often last for decades however from time to time equipment End User Steel plants invite Oldham Engineering to Repair of Refurbish the used equipment. Below are some examples of Oldham Engineering's experience in this industry sector.
Over the last decade, Oldham Engineering has refurbished many Chocks from UK steel processing plants. The refurbishment process starts with an examination of the Chock on site. The Chocks are then removed and brought to the Oldham Engineering facility. Once they enter the Oldham Engineering facility, they are cleaned, stripped and assessed. An assessment report with photo evidence is sent to the customer with a cost estimate to refurbish. The August 2012 BMPCA newsletter extract explains the process more thoroughly.
Once customer approval is received, Oldham Engineering commences the refurbishment process, machining, replacing and reassembling. Once the final refurbished Chock is assembled, checked and inspected by the customer (where required), the Chock is return back to site with a warranty on materials and workmanship.
The photos below show a 450 Tonnes Ladle Transfer Car manufactured by Oldham Engineering Ltd.
In 2011, Oldham Engineering Ltd inspected and removed several Clay Gun Bases and Slewing Arms from a UK Steel Processing plant. The units were seized and unusable.
After 12 weeks from receipt, the Clay Gun Bases and Slewing Arms were refurbished by Oldham Engineering, customer witness tested and returned to site.
Cover Manipulators are designed to suit the arduous conditions of the blast furnace. In 2011, Oldham Engineering Ltd inspected and removed several Cover Manipulators from a UK Steel Processing plant.
Clay guns are typically designed for high clay ramming pressures, fast slew and automatic operation. In 2011, Oldham Engineering Ltd inspected and removed several Clay Gun Barrel Assemblies from a UK Steel Processing plant. The units were seized and unusable. After they were refurbished by Oldham Engineering, they were returned to the customer with a 12 month warranty on materials and workmanship.
The photo below shows an Aluminium Rotary Smelter manufactured by Oldham Engineering Ltd.
Oldham Engineering Ltd. has refurbished Sub-burden Temperature probes, employed in Blast Furnaces in Steel processing plants.
The refurbished sub-burden temperature probe is witnessed tested and returned back to the customer site.
Cone scrubbers reduce the dust and water content in the blast furnace gas to values that meet environmental standards. They also help to increase the service life of the downstream plant components. Oldham Engineering Ltd. has refurbished Cone Scrubbers for UK steel processing plants.
Oldham Engineering Ltd. has refurbished Coal Distributors for Steel Processing plants.
Steel processing plants employ roller assemblies to direct, shape and size the molten steel billet. Oldham Engineering Ltd has refurbished deflection roller assemblies for UK Steel Processing plants.The refurbished assembly is customer witnessed tested prior to dispatch.
Gate Valves are widely used in Pulp & Paper Mill, Thermal Power Plant, Sewage & Water Treatment Plant, Sugar Mill, Chemicals Sledges, Sticky Media and molasses for sledge and viscous media handling, Carbon Black Plant, Cement Plants, Steel Plant, Fly Ash, Gases, Powders.
Oldham Engineering Ltd. has refurbished Gate valves for Steel processing plants.
Oldham Engineering are experienced at refurbishing Mill Drive Spindles as used in the Steel and Metal Industry.