Since the beginning of the year, ALFRAN has been awarded the maintenance contract for the Steel plant of Tubos Reunidos, a world leader in the manufacture of seamless tubular products. Thanks to this compromise, ALFRAN will be in charge of the maintenance of refractory materials in the fundamental equipment of the plant, such as ladles, RH, electric arc furnace, and tundish among others, and with which we will contribute with our experience to satisfy the needs of our customer.
ALFRAN becomes part of the Aceros Inoxidables Olarra family thanks to the concession of the maintenance contract for the steel plant that the entity has in Vizcaya, País Vasco (Spain). With this agreement, ALFRAN will carry out all the tasks related to refractory materials in the main operating units of the plant, such as ladles, AOD equipment, electric furnace, tundish, etc. Achieving better performance both in plant productivity and in worker’s health and safety.
Once again, Alfran was the company in charge of carrying out the refractory maintenance repair at the Cementos Portland Valderrivas plant, located in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville).
Although a smaller repair was initially arranged, the scope of the work was increased both in terms of the installation of brick in the rotary kiln and the installation of concrete in different areas. Finally, the following areas were repaired:
- Arch and Smoke Chamber
- Inlet cone
- Nose Ring
- Kiln Hood
- Rotary Kiln Brick
The work was performed during 10 days working in double shift, which made it possible to have a fast reaction capacity to fulfill the needs of the client.
Despite the circumstances in which we found ourselves due to COVID-19, the work was developed without any setback complying at all times with the deadlines required by the client.
The National Association of Manufacturers of Refractory Products, Materials an Related Services (ANFRE) held in Seville, between March 11 and 14, the II Edition of Refractories Engineering Course.
It is a course taught by and for members of ANFRE that aims to train new generations of employees.
The course combines theoretical and practical training to obtain a global vision of the sector. In addition, the participants had the opportunity to visit both Siderúrgica Sevillana and our Alfran plant in Seville.
The following topics are found in the content of this course:
- Refractory materials
- Introduction to the design of coatings
- Refractory application
- Drying, heating and cooling
- Safety and Quality Control
From Alfran, we want to thank the entire Association for the organization of these courses.