NEW YORK Nucor Corp. plans to start
up the twin-tank vacuum degasser at its Armorel, Ark., sheet
mill in October.
The new degasser will be capable
of treating up to 50 percent of the available melt capacity at
the site, the Charlotte, N.C.-based company said.
The project is part of the
steelmakers plans to increase its range of products
(AMM, Jan. 31).
The company expects to complete construction and start
commissioning another vacuum tank degasser at its new
heat-treat line at the companys Hertford County, N.C.,
plate mill in the third quarter, president and chief operating
officer John Ferriola said when the company reported earnings