Converter Refining

AOD & CLU®

The CLU converter is a custom-made process equipment for FeMn and FeCr refining operations. By using steam, we can reduce costs and provide excellent temperature control. The CLU process is designed for the ferroalloy producer and enables a more valuable low-carbon product.

The AOD converter is designed for medium-size producers that need tailor-made processes and equipment for steel refining, using innovative solutions. Our Hydraulic Converter Drive enables more precise movement and reduces vibrations which extend the life of your equipment. Close integration between our UTCAS process control and dynamic gas mixing station enables cost-efficient AOD process control.

GRANSHOT®

Converter refining with a focus on reaching production target and maximum yield

AOD & CLU® benefits

  • Engineering and design for the specific requirements of the stainless steel or ferroalloy producer

  • Thorough metallurgical and processing experience

  • Flexible and accurate gas mixing station

AOD & CLU® Converter Refining

The main production objective for converter refining of stainless steel and ferroalloys is to reach the decided target analysis and final mass. It is however increasingly important for the refining unit to be flexible in order to make new grades and to handle sudden limitations, or changes, in availability of raw material and process gases.

UHT focuses on solutions that take the high value materials in the refining process into account to reach production target and maximum yield. The UTCAS® process control system further enhances the flexibility and accuracy of the CLU® or AOD process.

CLU

CLU®

The CLU Converter is UHT’s) proprietary process for FeMn and FeCr refining operations. Through the use of steam, it reduces costs and provide excellent temperature control. The CLU process is designed for the ferroalloy producer and enables a more valuable low-carbon product.

AOD

AOD

The AOD converter is designed for for innovative medium-size producers in need of tailor-made processes and equipment for steel refining. Our Hydraulic Converter Drive enables more precise movement and reduces vibrations which extend the life of your equipment. Close integration between our UTCAS process control and dynamic gas mixing station enables cost- efficient AOD process control.

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Trusted solutions

UHT is, since many years, a premium supplier of AOD technology and our proprietary CLU process to stainless steel and ferroalloy producers.

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