Tenova LOI Thermprocess has received a large order from Fonderie Pandolfo for the delivery and installation of a Twin-Chamber Melting Furnace (TCF).
Fonderie Pandolfo is the recycling and melting company within the Pandolfo Group and specialized in processing of aluminium, mainly for extrusions and its pre-products. The cast billets are mainly extruded in the extrusion shops of the Pandolfo Group, located in Maniago, Northern Italy.
Currently, over 60,000 tonnes a year of refined and recycled aluminium are molten and cast into semi-finished products. Pandolfo already operates a set of TCF and casting furnaces supplied by Tenova LOI Thermprocess in 2008. The new installation will double the production rate, aiming to satisfy the continuous market requests.
The new TCF with an annual production capacity of 65,000 tonnes is designed for aluminium scrap recycling. In order to cover a broad range of scrap and contamination degree, the TCF combines pre-treatment and melting in one furnace. This beneficial process relies on the efficient melting by limiting dross formation due to pre-treatment, while the evolving volatile organic contents are combusted completely in the furnace to decrease the overall energy consumption.
By combining regenerative air heating and optimized thermal treatment of the organic scrap components, this proven furnace technology reaches an unmatched grade of energy and metal efficiency. A sophisticated automation technology, applied by Tenova LOI Thermprocess with the aim to streamline a fully automatic charging machine, increases efficiency further.
The scope of supply contains the turnkey installation, including a state-of-the-art flue gas treatment plant. The TCF is expected to go into operation at the end of 2019.