Tenova receives order for one NextGen® System for Tokyo Steel, Tahara Works, Japan for their DC EAF-Consteel®.

The NextGen sale represents the 8th offgas system and the first NextGen system to be supplied by Tenova in the Japanese steel market.

Tenova’s proprietary NextGen system is a hybrid/extractive offgas technology system that delivers fast analytical response times and the most complete spectrum of process analysis – carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O­2) and hydrogen (H2). The NextGen sale was a result of joint collaboration by Tenova Goodfellow Inc. (TGI) and Sumitomo Shoji Machinex Corp. (SMX) to bring breakthrough technology to the Japanese Steel Industry.

The NextGen system will be installed on Tahara Works existing 420-tonne DC EAF furnace and the largest capacity Consteel in the world. The scope of supply includes proprietary NextGen system hardware, inclusive of two sampling stations, one central multi-point analyser and Optical Velocity Measurement (OVM) for downstream analysis, a key component to understanding the carbon evolution.

Other project deliverables include a scrap tracking system, improved HMI displays and CFD modelling for the analysis of the EAF and preheat tunnel to determine mass flow in the EAF and Consteel, cold spots to enable Tenova to provide a full process optimisation solution for the customer.

Commissioning of the system is expected to take place in the summer of 2018.


Consteel system