As a fundamental and critical material for many manufacturing processes, steel remains in high demand worldwide.
Steel manufacturing processes continue to evolve, meeting end-user requirements from industries as diverse as automobile manufacturing and ship-building to precision instruments and electronics. As a result, requirements for gas compressors in the steel industry are also varied.
In steel manufacturing, a large volume of oxygen is required for blast furnace operation. Large air separation systems are normally installed in steel mills to generate the necessary oxygen. Kobelco supplies large-volume, integrally geared centrifugal compressors to supply air to the oxygen generating plants.
Hydrogen is also important in steel making and is used in surface processing. Coke oven gas from the mill is used to generate the hydrogen. Kobelco has extensive experience in supplying screw gas compressors for coke oven gas service.