A reheating pusher furnace, with an initial production capacity of 90 tons/hr, will be integrated into a rolling mill producing merchant bars and rebars at Polish steelmaker Cognor’s plant in Krakow. The company contracted Fives to improve the furnace’s performance while sustaining production capacity at reduced operational costs.

To reach these goals, Fives will use its proprietary combustion system, AdvanTek technology, which separates the burner capacity control and the flame length control. It also operates the burners at the optimum capacity at any production rate and operating conditions. As a result, the pusher furnace capacity will be sustained at the designed level, and there will be a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption.

Work is scheduled to start in March 2020, with the first hot product being produced in the second quarter of 2020.