Gerdau Midlothian, located in Midlothian, Texas, USA, has purchased the second fully custom designed ladle dryer from INTECO PTI. The ladle dryer is designed to allow the ladle carrier to deliver a ladle directly under the preheater, where the ladle lid is vertically lowered onto the ladle for drying.
The air/fuel burner control system is designed to follow the recommended drying profile by the refractory supplier. The user-friendly HMI based control system is provides clear information on the status of the preheat or dry-out cycle.
The aim of this investment was to deliver a fully dried ladle to the melt shop using the least amount of fuel. These demands could be fulfilled in the best way.