Steel Rolling & Pickling

Company Name: Steelscape

Location: Kalama (USA)

Eclipse Product Installed: Automag AM6 Skid

Industry: Construction Steel

Process Type: Steel Rolling and Pickling

Machine Type: Wash System

Our Client

Steelscape is one of the USA’s largest suppliers of coated and pre-painted steel for the construction industry. They import steel rolls which are then pickled in hydrochloric acid to remove any scale. The steel is then cold rolled to the required thickness. During the rolling process, the steel is sprayed with water to remove any residual pickling solution. The water and wash off debris then flows into a floor pit and then through an Oberlin differential pressure filter which is fitted with 50 micron paper before re-starting the wash cycle.

The Challenge

Ferrous particles smaller than 50 microns, continued to circulate. As steel passed through the rollers, the particles caused imperfections in the steel surface. Smaller micron filters were trialled but became blocked very quickly due to the volume of ferrous contamination. This resulted in downtime and high replacement media costs.

The Solution

AnAutomag AM6 skid was fitted before the Oberlin filter. The Automag is fed by a submersible vertical feed pump which provided sufficient agitation to ensure the ferrous particles are circulated. As a result of fitting Automag approximately 12000Kg (26400 lbs) of ferrous oxide is extracted each month and reject rates have fallen to virtually zero.

Find out more about Magnetic Filtration or contact us for more details

"We were delighted with the service provided by Eclipse Magnetics; from the initial site survey through to delivery."

Adrian Seeley, Production Supervisor at AB MAURI UK & Ireland

"I cannot begin to tell you how much it has helped our operation, the magnetic filtration unit has been a real problem solver it has surpassed all our expectations. Its cured a 30 year plague!"

Maintenance Manager at EXL Tube (Steel Ventures)

"This technology is economical, reliable and efficient. I believe that magnetic filtration technology is the future."

John Smith, MMTCI

"Magnetic filtration has dramatically cleaned up our fluids and improved the surface finish we can offer. It extracts around 50Kg per day of ferrous waste."

Facilities Manager, Milacron Machines (Sub-Contract Machining)

"We chose Eclipse Magnetics to supply our housed grid because they are a respected and well-established brand. They offered us a very competitive price, and the process of ordering and installation was straightforward and reliable."

Pat Richards, Chief Engineer at Simpsons Malt

“We are delighted with the Automag installation; it’s solved all the problems we were having previously with downtime and maintenance costs. The filter means that we are able to use recycled water, which is saving us £1000 per week!”

Kenneth McRae, Principle Engineer at Vallourec

"Here at Qualflow, we base our business on a philosophy of make the product simple to use, reliable and cost-effective. Eclipse Magnetics’ neodymium magnets offer the strongest magnetic performance, and are nickel plated, making them a cost effective.."

Justin Lawler Ph.D. MBA, Chief Technology Officer at Qualflow Systems Ltd

"The Ultralift Plus magnetic lifter from Eclipse Magnetics is the perfect solution for the pick-up and transportation of the ultrasonic calibration blocks in our facility"

John Crossley, NDT Technology Lead at the Nuclear AMRC

"The result is an aesthetically pleasing system, which is effective in trapping metal contaminants and is easy to clean..."

Ian Aunger at Roquette