The SMS group workshop in Tarcento (Italy) supplies ready-to-operate pump skid unit with XL-Pro VACUUM pump for VD plants and vacuum converters.
Within the shortest period of time, the SMS group workshop in Tarcento, Italy, has manufactured 23 skids for 60 pumps for numerous projects in the USA and in Europe. The versatility of the XL Pro VACUUM design allows application in different processes, all aimed at the production of high quality steel grades. The assembled skids are especially earmarked for vacuum degassing (VD) and for the vacuum converter.
“Handling 23 skids - each one weighing more than 12 tons - is surely a special challenge. But thanks to an optimized scheduling and logistic planning, we were able to manage production without delays” said Franco Del Fabro, workshop manager in Tarcento.
Pumps, motors, valves and sensors are delivered as individual components and in the workshop, they are assembled into a proper skid structure by the SMS experts. This approach allows having direct control on the quality of construction and, at the same time, makes it possible to properly check alignment and tolerances. Once assembled, the skids are tested using calibrated nozzles in a dedicated area of the workshop. Motor control center, PLC cabinet and diagnostic software complete the test environment. Once the tests are finalized and the actual performances double-checked, the XL-Pro VACUUM units are ready for shipment. SMS personnel on-site look after the proper installation of the modules and carry out the performance test of the entire vacuum system.