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Important EPS UPDATE
November 20, 2019
Most inquiries for EPS pickling lines are from outside of North America. In these markets, EPS equipment can be expensive due to freight charges, import taxes and a strong American dollar. To offset these, we are now offering a new, lower cost option for EPS pickling lines.
With quite a few EPS lines now operating around the world, a substantial amount of EPS product is produced every day. Key operating parameters are being logged for each EPS Cell, then reviewed and analyzed by . . .
As a general rule, Ra – typically referred to as ‘average roughness’ – of the surface of EPS-processed strip steel will be higher than that of the acid pickled steel it replaces. Upon hearing this, some may incorrectly . . .
Major hot dip galvanizers in both the USA and Europe performed trials with EPS-processed coils last year and recently provided us with their results. The USA galvanizer reported ‘excellent results’ but wishes . . .
The US automotive OEMs General Motors and Chrysler have approved the use EPS-processed steel as a replacement of acid pickled for end use product application . . .
Taiyuan Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (TISCO) completed processing of the first coil through its new Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) production line on July 12, 2013. This event marked two important “firsts” . . .
The EPS Continuous Improvement Program has finished testing of new design enhancements to the EPS Cell with some pretty remarkable results: EPS Line speed increases of 65% to 140% ! . . .
Most HRB has a heavy layer of mill scale that leaves an obnoxious dust as the material makes its way through a production facility. It fouls the warehouse, processing machinery . . . pretty much everything. HRB also limits . . .
In the next couple of months, ten new EPS Cells will come on line. The EPS Producers operating these cells enjoy extensive support with startup assistance, operator and maintenance technician training and easy-to-order spare and wear parts . . .
Over the course of 2012, our EPS Continuous Improvement Program has produced these results: (1) EPS production speed increased by 30%, (2) Variable operating costs reduced by 15%, (3) EPS production lines easier to operate and maintain . . .
Important news from EPS Producer Stripco, who is running a single cell EPS Coil Line at their recently expanded facility in Mishiwaka, Indiana: EPS is processing the difficult-to-pickle grades of steel at roughly the same speeds . . .
A major steel mill that produces a number of specialty high strength steels recently had several sheets of 100K yield steel processed through the EPS Sheet Line at TMW. The sheets were 1500 mm x 3000 mm across and 12 mm (0.4725 inch) thick . . .
A large steel mill produces stainless 420R, which is very hard: 220HV. It is also rather brittle, hence it cannot be acid pickled in a continuous line; it must be run on a push-pull type line . . .