|•||Production capacity: 1.4 million metric tons of steel slabs per year|
|•||DynaGap Soft Reduction allows processing of high grade steels|
The new continuous slab caster No. 4 from Siemens Metals Technologies entered service in August at the Toranagallu steelworks operated by Indian steel producer Jindal South West Steel Ltd. (JSW Steel). The single-strand caster installed in Steelworks No. 1 has an annual production capacity of 1.4 million metric tons of slabs, thereby increasing the total casting capacity of Steelworks No. 1 to 4.2 million metric tons. Like continuous slab caster No. 3, also supplied by Siemens, the new caster is equipped with the DynaGap Soft Reduction system. The resulting high internal quality of the slabs is the basis for producing high-quality steel tubes up to X65 in accordance with the API (American Petroleum Institute) standard, as well as other micro-alloyed steels.