JW Aluminum has awarded Novelis PAE an order for the degassing unit for its expansion project in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The chosen equipment is the Alpur® G3 in its 3 rotors version, and will be installed upstream of JW Aluminum’s new continuous twin-belt casting line.
The Alpur® will operate in continuous mode, delivering up to 50 metric tons per hour of refined melt to this caster. Thanks to its specific lid with access hatches, the regular checks of the melt surface will be easy and non-disturbing for the production. For a perfect integration in the whole production line, the screen of the Human Machine Interface is located in the main pulpit of the line. The ease of operation is also guaranteed by automated features such as hydraulic box tilting and lid lifting. Maintenance operations such as rotor change also have been optimized thanks to use of quick connectors and a dedicated jib. This allows fast change, on a Plug’n cast™ mode of a complete rotor drive unit by a spare drive unit already set up with new graphite impeller. Start-up of the line is scheduled mid of 2020.