Patents Assigned to Fives Stein
  • Patent number: 11193395
    Abstract: A heat energy recovery installation installed on a beam reheating furnace equipped with burners includes a turbine that generates electricity by implementing a Rankine cycle on an organic fluid coming from calories derived partly from the fluid used for cooling the tubular beams via a first intermediate circuit, and in part from flue gases from the burners by way of a second intermediate circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Patrick Giraud, Aurélie Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11028459
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for accentuating the orientation of the grains of a continuous steel sheet (1), in particular for producing electrical sheet steel, said method involving, during the movement of the steel sheet (1) in the longitudinal direction of same, a longitudinal stretching of the steel sheet (1) in a stretch region (1d) in which the steel sheet (1) moves at a temperature of between approximately 750° C. and approximately 900° C. The invention also concerns a device for implementing said method in which the stretching is carried out by two tensioning blocks (41, 42) comprising traction rollers arranged to move and guide the steel sheet (1). The invention further concerns a facility for producing electrical sheet steel comprising a line comprising a rolling mill and on which said method and said device are implemented downstream from the rolling mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventor: Pascal Thevenet
  • Patent number: 10527406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for determining the loss on ignition of at least part of an iron and steel product during passage through a furnace upstream of a descaler. The device includes electromagnetic sensors, with at least one arranged to scan the product's lower surface near the furnace outlet, the sensor oriented so the scanning plane of the electromagnetic radiation from the sensor is perpendicular to a direction of movement; a set of at least two electromagnetic sensors upstream of the descaler, oriented so their scanning planes are substantially on a single plane perpendicular to the direction of movement of the at least part of the product; and at least two electromagnetic sensors downstream of the descaler, oriented so their scanning planes are substantially on a single plane perpendicular to the product's movement direction. The sensors determine the height of the product upstream and downstream of the descaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Yuen Yee Chan, Jean-Luc Magalhaes
  • Publication number: 20190226364
    Abstract: A heat energy recovery installation installed on a beam reheating furnace equipped with burners includes a turbine that generates electricity by implementing a Rankine cycle on an organic fluid coming from calories derived partly from the fluid used for cooling the tubular beams via a first intermediate circuit, and in part from flue gases from the burners by way of a second intermediate circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Fives Stein
    Inventors: Patrick GIRAUD, Aurélie GONZALEZ
  • Patent number: 10352556
    Abstract: A method for reducing nitrogen oxide NOx emissions during combustion of a gaseous fuel in a burner intended for a naked-flame or controlled-atmosphere reheating furnace, for reheating steel products or for continuous coating and/or annealing of metal strips, wherein a first dilution is carried out by mixing combustion air with combustion products upstream from or in the body of the burner, and a second dilution is carried out directly at the level at which the gaseous fuel reacts with the combustion air, mixing the fuel with a recirculated portion of the flame or products of partial combustion, the double dilution enabling the physical and chemical properties of the gas to be modified in order for the burner to operate with low oxygen rates and obtain a flame that produces a very low level of NOx production regardless of the temperature of the enclosure in which the combustion takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventor: Patrice Sedmak
  • Patent number: 10260743
    Abstract: Burner for an oven for reheating siderurlogical products such as billets, blooms or slabs, or for heat treatment oven, which is equipped with a fuel injection device and with an oxidant feed body feeding feed orifices with oxidant, the burner having an axial direction; the injection device is designed to provide a central injection of fuel via an orifice in, or parallel to, the axial direction of the burner; the oxidant feed body includes two sets of four oxidant feed orifices, each set including two orifices situated above a horizontal plane passing through the axial direction of the burner, and two orifices situated below this plane, the orifices of a second set being further away from the horizontal plane than those of the first set, the geometric axes of the orifices of the two sets making angles of inclination with respect to the axial direction of the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Patrick Giraud, Sebastien Lemaire
  • Patent number: 10041140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for continuous thermal treatment of a steel strip. The strip passes through consecutive thermal treatment chambers, is quickly cooled in at least one of the chambers by spraying liquid onto the strip, or by spraying a fluid made up of gas and liquid or spraying a combination of gas and liquid forming a mist. After quick cooling, a protective metal layer is deposited on the strip by dip coating. The cooling fluid strips iron oxides or other alloy elements contained in the steel to be treated, minimizing oxidation and reducing the oxides on the strip. Spray pressure and distance are chosen to facilitate the stripping property and the mechanical action of the sprayed fluid, reducing the layer of oxides on the strip. The temperature of the strip at the end of the cooling step is the temperature necessary for carrying out the desired treatment cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventor: Alain Genaud
  • Publication number: 20170313613
    Abstract: Forehearth constructions are described in which means are provided to heat the sides of the stream of molten glass (27) passing along the forehearth from a glass-making furnace to one or more molten glass outlets by way of flames emerging from a series of substantially horizontal slots. The slots are located in the side walls of the channel above the level of the molten glass surface when the forehearth is operating, and the ribbon of flame provides improved heat transfer to the molten glass stream. Burner blocks are disclosed for use in constructing a forehearth of this type, each consisting of a block of refractory material having an internal cavity (3) of generally wedge-shaped construction and having an elongated outlet in. the form of a slot (4) in the face of the block. A combustible gaseous mixture, or the components to form a combustible gaseous mixture, are fed into the cavity remote from the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: FIVES STEIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter MILSOM, Clive MORGAN, Lee SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 9639069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the supply of energy, over a time interval I of duration D, to an installation equipped with N energy distribution devices operating in all-or-nothing mode and by duration modulation, an operation duration Ai being allocated to each of the N energy distribution devices over the time interval I by a command/control system of the installation. According to the method: a schedule is defined over the time interval I by means of the time division of the set of operating sequences of the N energy distribution devices (B1, B2 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Oussama Cherif Idrissi El Ganouni, Guy Vallet
  • Patent number: 9618200
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat recuperator (R) for a radiating tube burner having a burner pipe and an exhaust pipe (1), the recuperator being placed at the outlet of the exhaust pipe (1) and including a heat exchanger (E) that comprises: an outgoing section (5) for directing the air to be preheated to a ferrule (6), placed on the end of the recuperator, from the fume intake side, and a return section (7) opening towards a pipe (8) for supplying air from the burner, the assembly being provided such that part of the fumes are led through, and mix with, the combustion air; the heat exchanger (E) occupies only part of the cross-section of the exhaust pipe (1), the other part (1a) of the cross-section remaining free for the fumes; the combustion air is heated by the fumes in the outgoing section (5) and in the return section (7), being radially shifted outside the outgoing section (5) and immersed in the fumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Alphonse Pitocco, Patrice Sedmak, Stephane Magne
  • Patent number: 9522835
    Abstract: Furnace for melting batch materials comprising: a tank (3) covered by a crown (4); a combustion zone (5) provided with burners (6); an inlet (8) for charging it with the batch materials; a downstream outlet for the melted materials, the tank containing a melt (7) when the furnace is operating and the batch materials forming a batch blanket (G) that floats on the melt and is progressively melted; the furnace includes, near the charging inlet (8), an intense heating means (B), predominantly covering the width of the batch blanket, for melting a surface layer of the materials introduced and for increasing the emissivity of the batch blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventor: Wolf Stefan Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20160236959
    Abstract: A tin bath of a production line for producing flat glass, includes a crown (6) covering a vat (5), in which the liquid tin (10) is located. The crown (6) consists of a self-supporting structure (29) that rests directly on each side of the vat (5), on a supporting framework (25), via a limited, suitable number of sliding or rolling bearings (24). A method makes it possible to limit the longitudinal differential expansion between the crown (6) and the vat (5) such as to prevent deterioration of the luting seams (19) between the vat (5) and the crown (6) that can cause gas leaks between the bath environment and the outside of the vat. The method involves monitoring the longitudinal differential expansion between the vat and the crown by measuring the latter and adjusting the cooling of the vat such as to keep the differential expansion within defined limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Five Stein S.A.
    Inventors: Luc DERIBREUX, Christian GEORGES, Marc DACHELET
  • Patent number: 9174866
    Abstract: A method for printing a precision structure on the surface of a glass strip advancing continuously at a rate of at least 1 m/min, using an etching roller (27) applying a printing force against the surface to be etched, the structure to be produced including protruding and recessed regions which have radii of curvature, a preliminary thermal conditioning (26 and 32) being performed upstream of the etching roller; the thermal conditioning is designed to ensure a temperature of the strip (J) over the print thickness and a cooling (29) downstream of the etching roller (27) to ensure a controlled fixing of the structure; the method according to the invention making it possible to determine the parameters that are intimately linked for obtaining a particular structure, notably the print temperature, the printing force and the cooling rate, taking into account a degree of creep between the molding radius (R1) and the post-creep radius (R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Wolf Stefan Kuhn, François Pahmer
  • Patent number: 9139463
    Abstract: Unit for the surface treatment of flat glass, in particular in the form of a ribbon or a sheet, especially by modifying the chemical, optical or mechanical properties, or the deposition of one or more thin films, comprising heating and cooling means for creating a controlled temperature gradient through the thickness of the glass, means for heating that face to be treated, in order for it to always be at the required temperatures and for the times necessary for obtaining effective treatments of the surface thereof and means for cooling the opposite face in order for this opposite face to have a viscosity of between 1013 dPa·s and 2.3×1010 dPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventor: Wolf Stefan Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9109833
    Abstract: Method and device for coating a continuously moving metal strip, according to which said strip, after having received its coating, is heated in a heating section, especially for evaporating solvents and for drying or curing the coating, and then cooled in water. A continuous series of sheet-metal elements is provided between the inlet of the tunnel furnace and the outlet of the water cooler so as to make the whole assembly gas-tight, and a device for atmosphere separation by injection of a gas at a temperature above the dew point of the solvents is placed between the outlet of the tunnel furnace and the inlet of the water cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Didler Delaunay, Lipp George Jean-Pierre
  • Patent number: 8918199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the cooling of a moving metal belt (B) in a cooling section of a continuous processing line by spraying a liquid or a mixture consisting of a gas and a liquid onto the belt, the cooling depending on parameters including the temperature, speed, and current characteristics of a cooling liquid, wherein according to said method: one or more areas are determined in which cooling parameters are such that the local removal of a vapor film on the surface of the hot belt is carried out or capable being carried out, leading to the redampening of the belt; and at least the temperature of the cooling liquid is adjusted as a cooling parameter in the thus-determined area(s) so as to maintain, or return to, a cooling into a vapor film on the surface of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fives Stein
    Inventors: Cyril Claveroulas, Frederic Marmonier
  • Publication number: 20140366583
    Abstract: Glass furnace for heating and melting materials to be vitrified, in which furnace two molten glass recirculation loops are formed in the bath between a hotter central zone of the furnace and, respectively, the inlet (E) and the outlet (Y) which are at a lower temperature; the furnace comprises lateral cooling means (12a), (12b) so as to create or strengthen lateral secondary recirculation rolls (B2La), (B2Lb) of the glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Wolf Stefan Kuhn, Samir Tabloul
  • Patent number: 8845324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for controlling regenerative burners used as a firing device, particularly for iron and steel product heating furnaces or for radiating tubes for continuous strip steel processing lines, according to which the supply of at least one of the fluids involved in the combustion (fuel and comburent) is carried out through a rotary injector (12) rotating by means of a rotatable actuator (M) so as to supply fluid alternately to one and then the other of the burners (B1, B2), the rotary injector (12) being placed on the comburent inlet duct (6), particularly air, and is provided to partially obstruct the supply pipe (19.1; 19.2) to the burner (B1; B2) such that one portion of the fumes from a regenerator (2.2; 2.1) for the non-operating burner (B2; B1) is led to the operating burner (B1; B2) and such that the other portion of the fumes is discharged to the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fives Stein
    Inventor: Patrice Sedmak
  • Patent number: 8661851
    Abstract: Process for producing a structure on one of the faces of a glass ribbon, carried out continuously using a printing device, in which: the printing device (8) is placed in a zone (A) in which the ribbon (B) is at an average temperature T1 insufficient for printing the pattern of the printing device onto the ribbon according to the nature of the pattern to be printed, to the pressure between the printing device and the ribbon and to the time during which the ribbon is in contact with the printing device; that face to be etched, upstream of the printing device (8), is heated so as to bring a limited and sufficient thickness of the ribbon to a temperature T2>T1 necessary for printing the pattern of the printing device onto the ribbon according to the nature of the pattern to be etched, to the pressure between the printing device and the ribbon and to the time during which the ribbon is in contact with the printing device, while still keeping the rest of the ribbon at a temperature close to T1; the heat flux tra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fives Stein
    Inventors: Wolf Stefan Kuhn, Bertrand Strock, Francois Pahmer, Eric Bleuset
  • Publication number: 20130116839
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the supply of energy, over a time interval/of duration D, to an installation equipped with N energy distribution devices operating in all-or-nothing mode and by duration modulation, an operation duration ?i being allocated to each of the N energy distribution devices over the time interval/by a command/control system of the installation. According to the method: a schedule is defined over the time interval/by means of the time division of the set of operating sequences of the N energy distribution devices (B1,B2 . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: FIVES STEIN
    Inventors: Oussama Cherif Idrissi El Ganouni, Guy Vallet