It should be noted that due to economic downturn in the overall steel industry, none of this equipment was ever installed until 2007, and then only the oscillator were installed complete with in-house complete re-designed billet spray cooling zones (3). The KME mould housings (9) purchased in 1997 have been placed and are still in warehouse and have never seen service.
The caster equipment was designed to process billets of 160 to 180 mm square and the mould housings have a radius of 26 feet. The current mould housings in service are the older generation designed for 120 to 140 mm square. We have five complete mechanical oscillator assemblies four of which are in service, the fifth one new and never used. We also have some spares.