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News ReleaseAir Products Successfully Installs PTI's JetBOx™ at Peiner Träger

May 10, 2004 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Process Technology International Inc. (PTI)'s JetBOx™ technology was recently successfully started at Peiner Träger's DC Electric Arc Furnace (EAC) in Peine, near Hannover in Germany. PTI's JetBOx™ system is marketed in Europe and Middle East by Air Products PLC, a subsidiary of Air Products inc.

The equipment installed replaces four conventional Oxy-Fuel burners, consisting of three JetBOxes fitted with PTI Jet burners (4 MW burner mode and up to 2700 Nm³ in supersonic lance mode for decarburisation). Each JetBOx can be equipped with an integrated carbon lance for slag foaming and secondary lime injection lance.

"The installation and start up has been performed in very short time after contract signature, and initial results for first 4 months of operation show good improvements in furnace operation" says Mr. Schöring, Peiner Träger's Steel Plant Manager.

"We chose PTI's JetBOx™ system due to its superior efficiency and reliability" concludes Mr Schöring.

Jaroslav Brhel, Air Products Ferrous Sales Manager Europe, said: "The JetBOx™ technology has already been adopted by over 30 steelworks around the world and Air Products Europe is successfully supporting and transferring the benefits of the JetBOx™ technology to Europe's leading steel makers."

Peiner Träger's EAF is one of the fastest furnaces in the world (24 minutes power on time for 103t of liquid steel)


Note to the editors
Photos of the furnaces are available on request. Please contact Air Products.

About Peiner Träger


Peiner Träger (www.peinertraeger.de) is part of Salzgitter group. It is one of the leading EAF steelplants worldwide with production over 1 mio. tons of section steels. "Peine Beams", which have become a byword all over the world, and a range of other types of steel sections, e. g. Europe beams, piling and special section are made from material grades optimised for their respective type of use. By using state-of-the-art equipment and processes, Peiner Träger GmbH fulfils strict environmental demands, arising particularly in the herd of the city of Peine.

About PTI, Inc

Process Technology International (www.pticombustion.com) has been a leading supplier of combustion equipment since 1995. The company specialises in oxy-fuel applications and its primary service is the design, manufacture, and commissioning of equipment for the Steel EAF meltshop. Since 1995 PTI burners, oxygen lances and integrated combustion systems have been installed on more than 40 EAFs in USA, Canada, South Africa, Europe and Korea with about 200 burners and lances in operation. PTI systems are operating at the plants of the world leaders in EAF steel making such as Nucor Steel, RTI, IPSCO, North Star Steel, POSCO, INI, Stelco , and Ameristeel.

About Air Products


Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognised for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. With annual revenues of $6.3 billion and operations in over 30 countries, the company's 18,500 employees build lasting relationships with their customers and communities based on understanding, integrity and passion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.   

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