NORTEK and Hyundai Steel: the success story of our comprehensive lubrication solution for a new steel production plant

    Hyundai Steel
    Dangjin (South Korea)
    Round and wire rod rolling mills
  • YEAR

The challenge

This newly built steel production plant was intended to integrate state-of-the-art technology in fast rolling of rounds (110 m/s) in order to ensure an annual production of 400,000 tons, mainly for the automotive industry.

The solution

NORTEK assumed the challenge of comprehensively supplying all the plant’s lubrication solutions, as well as some components for other fluid systems, strictly complying with all the technical and dimensional requirements required by the customer (Hyundai Steel) and the train manufacturer. (Primetals Technologies). Our scope included:

  • 7 oil circulation systems for the round and wire rod mills, with tanks with a capacity of more than 150,000 L, all in stainless steel
  • 3 oil circulation systems for the large round train, with tanks with a capacity of more than 18,000 L, all in stainless steel
  • 2 vacuum dehydrator equipment (20 and 100 Lpm, respectively)
  • 5 complete air-oil systems, including pump units, control panels and dosers
  • 5 complete centralized grease systems
  • Individual heating systems for automatic filling tanks
  • Control valves and additional equipment for water systems
  • Plant assembly and start-up supervision

The result

The wide range of systems designed, as well as the very strict delivery conditions (both in terms of quality and time), involved the management of one of the most complex projects (technically and productively) in the history of NORTEK. Compliance to customer satisfaction so that the installation could start up in the expected times and with the required levels of precision have led us to a long and fruitful relationship with Hyundai Steel.