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How much torque to apply when installing induction cables?

How much torque to apply when installing induction cables Often we’re asked for recommendations when tightening or loosening fittings on an induction power cable. First, this is a job for two wrenches! And, depending on your connection, be sure to avoid tightening or loosening soldered pipe threads. Here is the procedure for applying torque to…

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Notable Project: Enormous CMC Steel-Sayreville EAF power cable

CMC Steel – Sayreville, NJ Massive Rotating Terminal Design Problem: The customer needed to enhance the longevity of their EAF power cable and mitigate hose binding during operation. Solution: In what might be the largest EAF rotating terminal assembly built in North America, our engineers custom designed a 14,000 MCM terminal assembly measuring 27.25” with…

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Notable Project: TimkenSteel – Harrison Mill Final Stirrer

TimkenSteel - Harrison Mill Final Stirrer Problem: Caustic flux powder used in the continuous casting process was violently attacking the carbon steel weldment of TimkenSteel’s electromagnetic final stirrer. Solution: A new weldment of high-grade corrosion-resistant stainless alloy was designed, built and fabricated to stop corrosion. It’s not out the door yet, because we’re storing it…

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Notable Project: CarTech’s Dual Station ESR Furnace bus tubes

Carpenter Technologies - Latrobe, PA Problem: The retrofit and rebuild of Carpenter Technologies’ dual station ESR furnace bus tubes took some finesse. The ESR is an older furnace built circa 1960, and consequently sourcing spare components and the craftsmanship to perform the work is difficult. Solution: The replacement bus tube components arrived at the customer’s…

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DC Reactor Coils

Notable Project: Gerdau Long Steel – St. Paul DC reactor coils

Gerdau Long Steel - St. Paul, MN Problem:  Our customer’s existing DC reactor coils were beginning to leak coolant, and the OEM, General Electric, no longer supported the equipment. Gerdau Long Steel could not continue to operate their DC electric arc furnace with their existing coils, and were having difficulty solving their problem. Solution: The…

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