Russian markets open to Chesterfield firm

Pictured, l-r, at Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK)'s Chesterfield operations are Dr Evgeny Vasilev and Dr Vladimir Yanshin, from the Russian Research Institute for Metrological Services,  Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK)'s managing director Mark Lee  and Aleksey Ivanov, from Heraeus Electro-Nite Russia
Pictured, l-r, at Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK)'s Chesterfield operations are Dr Evgeny Vasilev and Dr Vladimir Yanshin, from the Russian Research Institute for Metrological Services, Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK)'s managing director Mark Lee and Aleksey Ivanov, from Heraeus Electro-Nite Russia
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THINGS could be hotting up in Russia for metals industry temperature measurement specialist Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK).

The Belgian-owned, Chesterfield-based company has just won all-important approval from the Russian Research Institute for Metrological Services for its CasTemp, Contilance, and Contitherm systems to be used to measure the temperature of molten steel in Russian plant.

Approval was given after the Russian Institute’s deputy director, Dr Vladimir Yanshin, and head of thermometry, Dr Evgeny Vasilev, spent three days auditing the design, manufacturing, and quality processes at the company’s Sheepbrdige plant.

Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK)’s managing director, Mark Lee, said: “This is a fantastic result for Heraeus Electro-Nite.

“It opens up many more opportunities in this important steel market and builds on the hard work of everyone at HEN (UK) over the last few years.”

Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK)’s sensors are used to continuously measure the temperature of molten steel in the continuous casting process.

The sensor can last up to 40 hours and allow the steel maker to dynamically control the casting process, improving efficiency, increasing yield, and reducing the risk of breakouts.