Hatch provides a thorough understanding of all steel manufacturing processes and associated environmental systems from traditional and alternative iron making to steel products finishing. Our team, comprised of process engineers; automation and process control engineers; metallurgists; environmental engineers; plant simulation; and modeling experts, offer comprehensive knowledge of competing technologies in key process areas of iron making, steelmaking, casting and rolling.
Extensive steel industry operating experience allows us to provide “hands on” operation analysis and performance improvement assistance while the consistent and successful application of a multidisciplinary team approach assures that our clients derive all potential benefits from any given project.
Air Quality Control
The global iron and steel manufacturing sector is facing ever-tightening air
emissions and occupational hygiene regulations. The industry is also challenged
by environmentally conscious local communities who keep a watchful eye on
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Success in modern blast furnace operations is measured through consistent
product quality, high productivity, extended campaign life and minimum
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Hot Rolling Services
Hatch has deep experience in the implementation of steelmaking and hot-rolling projects. We provide greenfield-site construction; installation of new mills and production lines for greenfield sites; and brownfield expansions, upgrades and production optimization.
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Iron & Steel Consulting
We provide strategy development and decision-support services to steel companies and other participants in the steel supply-and-value chain. Our client base consists of corporate, financial, and government participants in the world’s steel, steel processing, and steelmaking raw materials industries.
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Iron Ore Pelletizing
Hatch technology selection and process definition in the design of pellet plants provide the lowest capital investment and operating costs. We assist clients to develop the best investment options in terms of pellet demand, raw materials and energy availability.
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Iron Ore Sintering
Sinter plant operators are under pressure to support a high production strategy
for the blast furnace. This places new demands on the sinter quality
requirements and process equipment.
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The steel industry is an extremely competitive and capital-intensive industry that combines a range of complex metallurgical and mechanical processing steps to produce a wide variety of products.
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Steelmaking & Casting
Hatch has a global team of experienced professionals and process specialists that
assist clients with these challenges. Hatch provides services to a broad range of
clients from small companies to global steel corporations, as well as leading
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Strip Processing Lines
Challenges facing the leaders of strip processing facilities include releasing latent
capacity to achieve consistently high run rates and yields, fast product changeover,
equipment reliability and schedule flexibility.
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Metallurgical Thermodynamics Simulation & Analysis
Complex metallurgical reactions occur in ironmaking and steelmaking processes. Thermodynamic simulation can improve process design and engineering, enhance operational practices and improve product quality.
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