ChTZ Launches New Boilers

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, February 27, 2017. New steam boilers got launched at Ural Vagon Zavod Corporation’s Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant (ChTZ), the company press service reports.

‘The boilers provide all the steam necessary for the plant’s moulding department and help take the entire production process to a new level. This is really important, as the parts made at the department are then used for making engines for civilian and military vehicles,’ the press service says.

According to the plant’s Diesel Engine Department’s Senior Engineer Sergey Kalashnikov, steam used to be provided centrally before the boilers were introduced at the plant. This was a poorer quality steam because of too much condensate and insufficiently high temperature. Now condensate content and temperature are crucial parameters affecting the molding process: even an 0.5 ℃ fluctuation will have a negative impact on the size precision and product quality.

‘Unlike the centrally provided steam, the steam from the boilers is both hot and dry, which improves the end product’s quality. There are other advantages as well: it only takes seven to ten minutes for the steam to fill the boiler. Even after the weekend break, the heating-up process takes much less time than before, when we needed about eight hours to get things going,’ the press service says.

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