We combine our state-of-the-art 45-ton electric arc furnace, split secondary ASEA-SKF ladle refining, and vacuum degassing to produce the highest quality bottom-poured ingots.
We can also remelt these ingots using electroslag and vacuum arc remelting equipment to meet the most demanding of applications. We support our products and customers with cutting-edge metallurgical lab equipment and R&D techniques, including finite element analysis and electron microscopy, helping us to produce ultra-clean steels with extremely tight chemical tolerances in all carbon, alloy, stainless, and tool steel grades. By persistently pushing ourselves to innovate, we achieve industry-leading quality in a wide variety of ingot sizes and custom cross-sections to meet every customer need.
EQS produces cylindrical as well as big end up ingots to achieve customer yield and cleanliness requirements.
EQS’s cylindrical ingots have little or no taper along their length and provide optimal yield after discard of the hot top. These molds are available from 10” through 50” diameter. Cylindrical ingots are ideal for commercial or bearing quality specifications.
Tapered big end up ingots have an ideal design for optimal solidification which enables steel cleanliness to approach that of re-melted material. The taper and larger hot top volume of these molds ensure ideal solidification that promotes further refinement of inclusions into the hot top and minimizes chemical segregation for an air melt ingot. Tapered ingots are available in round and rectangular cross sections. For the most demanding applications, EQS offers a wide range of VAR and ESR ingots that will meet and exceed all industry requirements for these products.