Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. has been contracted to supply a wide plate quench-and-temper line for the Steel Authority of India Ltd. The equipment will be installed at the Special Plate Plant facility of the Rourkela Steel Plant in Orissa, India. A fall 2014 startup is planned.

The roller-hearth furnace technology will incorporate a custom-designed restrained roller spray quench that will accommodate plates from 6 mm to 100 mm in thickness and from 1,200 mm to 3,300 mm in width in a variety of HSLA and proprietary alloys. The complete turnkey installation includes Can-Eng's Level-II automation system, predictive-modeling software based on continuous cooling transformation curves and other process enhancements designed into the equipment. The overall line layout covers a footprint of 6 m wide by 147 m long and includes a roller-hearth load table, indirect-fired roller-hearth austenitizing furnace, restrained roller spray quench, transfer tables and roller-hearth temper furnace.