NPO "TSNIITMASH" (included in the outline of "Atomenergomash"), MK "ORMETO-YuUMZ" and OOO "NPF KOMTERM" received the first bar of a diameter of 550 mm on the newest complex electro-slag remelting (ESR).
Work on the design, the development of equipment and technology for the manufacture of products for critical applications by ESR conducted under a contract with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation since 2009.
The project is aimed at creating a new class of equipment and development of production of high-quality solid and hollow billets of modern alloyed and high-alloyed steels.
Implementation of this method is to ensure the production of reliable import substitution of Russian companies in the domestic market and will take an active competitive position in world markets in the production of metal products for critical applications for energy, including nuclear, and heavy machinery.
"The advantages of this installation is its versatility and the ability to melt the full range of materials for advanced engineering products," — said Deputy General Director of the NGO "TSNIITMASH" Vladimir Oak. Vladimir Oak also noted that in the further development of the complex mass produced pieces can be extended up to 120 m, a diameter — up to 2000 mm, and the length of pipes and hollow bars — up to 12,000 mm.