ZAM (Zinc-Aluminum-Magnesium alloy) Induction Furnace in Ternium Pesquería. México

The project consisted of the installation of the refractory of a Zinc Furnace of the galvanized line of the new Ternium plant in Pesquería, N.L., Mexico. This equipment is an induction furnace for ZAM, an alloy of Zinc, Alumina and Magnesium used as protection against corrosion in metals.

Alfran worked under a contract with Ajax Tocco Magnethermic, who collaborated with Mitsubishi and Primetals for this project.

The design of the coating for this application is multilayered, which required the installation of various refractory materials, shaped and non-formed (bricks, concrete, mortars, ramming masses, plates and ceramic fibers), as well as a thorough monitoring of all variables and design specifications during installation.

In the execution, the client’s expectations regarding safety, quality and deadlines were met, which leaves the name of our company and the entire alfran team well positioned. The final customer, Ternium, has also highlighted our work.

This project constitutes another step towards the fulfillment of Alfran‘s strategy in terms of diversification in clients and sectors in the Americas.

The following images show the refractory lining work carried out: