Alba commissions new batch homogenizing furnace

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Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has recently commissioned a batch homogenizer from Hertwich Engineering in Casthouse 3 for specialized billet requirements.

This homogenizer is best-suited for the heat treatment of various 6xxx, 1xxx and 3xxx billet alloys for special applications, such as automotive and precision tubing. The advanced technology of reverse air circulation, fully automated controls for step heating and controlled cooling enhances the existing capabilities of Alba’s Casthouse 3 to achieve outstanding metallurgical aspects in its products as well as improved productivity of billets.

Alba’s CEO Tim Murray said: “The commissioning of the new batch homogenizer underlines our commitment to sustainability and higher product quality whilst meeting the customers’ demands in the worldwide automotive segments, especially as we secured the IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Certification.”

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