Real endless strip production: what the future holds
Arvedi ESP is the first endless casting and rolling process ever to produce from ultra-thin to thick products on an industrial scale. A wide variety of final products are now produced directly from ESP hot band with fewer cold rolling steps or even without implementing a cold rolling process at all. Energy consumption and related CO2 emissions are drastically reduced on the one hand by the compact layout of ESP lines as well as by omitting subsequent cold rolling steps.
ESP is implemented in EAF and BOF plants and produces steel grades from low-carbon to advanced high-strength steels. Details of successful endless strip production as well as new features under development for currently running projects will be presented.
- Technology departments
- Strategic planning or controlling departments
- Operation decision makers
- Investment department
- Plant Managers
- Ways of implementation, looking at various production routes
- New ESP achievements
- Special features for different product groups
- How to gain high profits by producing for direct application products
- Lowering CO2 emissions, energy consumption and operation costs
Vice President Endless Strip Production, Primetals Technologies
Bernd Linzer is Vice President for Endless Strip Production within Primetals Technologies, having a technical background by being granted a PhD in Metallurgy at the University of Leoben. He is with Primetals since 2007 and is following the ESP technology since the beginning by the installation of the Arvedi ESP Masterplant at Cremona / Italy in 2009. Afterwards he joined the team for marketing of this technology. Before taking over the responsibility for the ESP business in 2018, he was leading the R&D department, responsible for cast and roll processes and also metallurgical product development.
Head of Technology Endless Strip Production, Primetals Technologies
Thomas Lengauer completed his master’s degree in Technical Physics at Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2010. He started his career at Primetals Technologies in the ESP department where he was responsible for three ESP startups in China as well as the dimensioning of ESP projects all over the world.
Since 2019, Thomas Lengauer is heading the technology department for endless strip production at Primetals Technologies.
General Sales Manager – Endless Strip Production, Primetals Technologies
Andi Jungbauer completed his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Process Control at the University of Technology in Graz in 1998.
In the same year he joined VOEST-ALPINE Industrieanlagenbau in Linz and began in the automation department for continuous casting where he worked as a project manager for automation until 2004.
In 2004 he joined the continuous casting department as product manager for continuous casting. Since 2008, Andreas Jungbauer is General Sales Manager for endless strip production at Primetals Technologies.