Horizontal dryer production Process technology Motorised apparatuses
Technology of the Kremsmueller brand. This horizontal dryer is going to China. For the thermal separation of media, the materials must be able to withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Celsius. The materials were stressed up to their limit, but nonetheless, the premier trial run was successful and fully vibration-free
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June 2017

Technology Finds its Way into Production

High-precision mechanical engineering, complex processes, challenging special materials ─ Kremsmüller is gaining a foothold in process technology.
Kremsmüller is in prime position when it comes to process equipment engineering. In recent months, the requisite infrastructure has been created for this purpose. While Kremsmüller is optimally positioned in terms of electrical instrumentation and control technology, and automation technology, the adaptations for the new production steps have now been implemented in the production halls.

To this end, a special scaffold tower was built for the process equipment, enabling trial operations to be carried out in a vertical position. In a complex but necessary undertaking, the finished apparatus had to be dismantled again and the components lifted over the hall roof using a special crane and then assembled vertically with the utmost precision. The trial operation serves to guarantee the planned values. Only after this quality assurance is the apparatus ready for delivery.

Kremsmüller is breaking new ground in this segment. In order to be able to serve a multitude of industries, it is necessary to establish strong partnerships with engineering consultancies. In the field of thermal separation technology, as is the case with thin film evaporators, for example, we have built up our know-how in-house. Thus, in cooperation with the other departments of Kremsmüller it is possible to offer a unique complete package without any interfaces.

All aspects of evaporator technology, including process engineering, feasibility studies and pilot plants, are completely covered by experts at Kremsmüller. The result is already apparent ─ the first projects have been successfully completed and further challenging projects are already in the pipeline.

If you would like to find out more about our technology division, simply click on Contact and you can reach our experts directly by email.
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Kremsmüller Process Engineering at the Powtech in Nuremberg
Kremsmüller Process Engineering at the Powtech in Nuremberg
The thin-film dryer perfectly staged
Kremsmüller was the only industrial plant manufacturer present at the Powtech 2019. Nevertheless, our attendance was absolutely justified, with the thin-film dryer from the field of process engineering being an excellent contribution to the pertinent subject!

To put this center stage as effectively as possible, a “holographic” presentation was shown at the booth which was well received by the public and caused many visitors to linger at the fair stand. The hologram can be watched in the video linked above, which also offers interesting insights on our trade fair appearance and presents an interview with Gregor Kremsmüller!

At the end of the day, attending the Powtech 2019 was a big success for Kremsmüller. Some excellent contacts could be made which have already entailed the submission of tenders. Thank you to the dedicated and friendly trade fair team for their work!
July 2019
New evaporation plant for Agrana
New evaporation plant for Agrana
Kremsmüller process technology supplied the engineering power for the large-scale project
Kremsmüller was entrusted with the construction of an evaporation plant for the Agrana project in Pischelsdorf near Tulln. This plant is used to evaporate water from starch waste water. From the onset, the engineers of the Process Technology Division were involved in calculating and planning the components, apparatus, pipelines, and instrumentation and control equipment. Subsequent planning steps necessary to the project comprised the preparation of the plans and their implementation in the plant layout. Then the first apparatuses were assembled to reveal the colossal dimensions of the real plant. A moving moment for every technical project manager.

In the video linked above, Alois talks about his work on the project. In addition, interesting insights into the project are given on site
July 2019
Superlative Containers for Borealis Schwechat
Superlative Containers for Borealis Schwechat
A separate motorway exit was even constructed for transportation
Again and again huge components depart the Kremsmüller production halls. As a result, extremely complex and demanding special transport operations are frequently called for. A particularly sophisticated transport has now hauled two 90 tonne containers, each 4.1 metres in diameter, from Kremsmüller in Steinhaus to Borealis in Schwechat. A new motorway exit even had to be constructed at the destination to allow the huge containers to pass safely.

The containers themselves also offer a certain degree of ingenuity. Boasting a double-walled design, they are actually a container within a container, with an intermediate space of 12 millimetres. A coating of glass-fibre-reinforced plastic (GRP) with a minimum thickness of 2 millimetres was applied to form the shell. The containers will be completely buried horizontally in the ground at their destination to guarantee constant climatic storage conditions. Florian, our foreman in the workshop, can be justifiably proud of the work of his crew.

Impressive components and a splendid project, completed by our employees to the customer's complete satisfaction!

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June 2019
The Largest Container Ever Built by Kremsmüller
The Largest Container Ever Built by Kremsmüller
40 METERS IN DIAMETER AND 17.5 METERS IN HEIGHT
The largest tank ever constructed by us was erected in Lower Austria. The data alone are impressive: 40 metres in diameter, 17.5 metres in height and a total weight of 365 tons. A tank with these dimensions is not manufactured as a whole, but in so-called "shots", i.e. individual elements (rings). These are then deployed one by one. To do this, 40 hydraulic jacks positioned around the container lift it by 2.5 meters, after which a new "shot" is inserted. Each of these "shots" in turn consists of many sub-segments. A total of more than 32 consignments were required to deliver all the components of the tank.

Kremsmüller has already built many large containers and tanks, some with a diameter of 24 or 26 metres, but the 40 metre diameter of the new tank and its capacity of approximately 22,000 m³ set new records. The embedded video above presents some impressions of this remarkable tank.
April 2019
Tanks 32m in Length for Lenzing AG
Tanks 32m in Length for Lenzing AG
The production, delivery and assembly of the O-stages posed a very special challenge.
The reason for this were the enormous dimensions of the containers, 2 x 32 metres long and 1 x 15 metres long.

The decisive factor in awarding the contract was twofold. On the one hand, it was our expertise in the processing of duplex steel, that is to say steel with a higher strength that permits thinner wall thicknesses. On the other, it was also down to our excellent cooperation with Lenzing AG over many decades and the good reputation this has earned us. Kremsmüller is synonymous with experience, quality and adherence to delivery dates.

Consequently, the delivery and assembly of the 32m containers went according to plan. The main road adjacent to the plant site was closed for delivery, and a crane then lifted the steel giants over an embankment onto the site. Although strong winds delayed the installation of the tanks by half a day, everyone was very satisfied with the progress and quality of the work carried out.
January 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Training and Careers
Everything You Need to Know About Training and Careers
Messe Wels once again invites you to Austria's largest career information fair from 10 to 13 October - a fixed date for Kremsmüller.
As in previous years Kremsmüller can be found again in the foyer of hall 1. Why not come along with friends and family and learn about the numerous training programmes, jobs and future opportunities available. Currently, 35 apprentices are being trained as full professionals in metalworking, welding and process control technology. At the exhibition stand you can also gain first-hand experience of the products and services for which Kremsmüller is renowned and of the many areas in which the company is active. Using virtual reality technology, the spectacular work performed in production and on large construction sites is brought directly to the exhibition stand.

In addition to this visual presentation, manual skills can also be demonstrated in a tricky game of patience. Two Starmovie cinema vouchers will be raffled among the successful handymen.

You will find detailed information on apprenticeships and training programmes as well as contact details for the human resources management team
here.
September 2018
Apprentices Experienced Days of Communication in Steyregg
Apprentices Experienced Days of Communication in Steyregg
Every year, the Human Resources Department organises apprentice days to strengthen team spirit.
As they do every year, the apprentice days took place once again at the Lachstatthof in Steyregg. The main focus this time was on communication. Accompanied by the trainers of minds.in.motion, apprentice instructors, HR manager Harald Michlmair and managing director Gregor Kremsmüller, our apprentices spent two fabulous days in the team.

Important topics such as first impressions, cohesion and "blind" trust as well as communication with colleagues and customers were shared and discussed. The apprentices were described by trainer Christian Palmetshofer as very disciplined, helpful and respectful. Our trainees gave presentations both as a team and independently, thus demonstrating their communication skills. Altogether there were two exciting days during which many topics of importance for everyday working life were addressed and company values were conveyed.

Do you know any motivated and talented young people from among your family and friends who want to grow into real "Kremserls"? We look forward to receiving your detailed applications online via our job portal or by email to karriere@kremsmueller.com.
September 2018
Blast Furnace Gas Scrubber Constructed of Duplex Steel Impresses
Blast Furnace Gas Scrubber Constructed of Duplex Steel Impresses
Kremsmüller implemented a major project for voestalpine and constructed an impressive blast furnace gas scrubber.
33.5 meters high, 6.5 meters in diameter and weighing approximately 180 tons - these are the key data of the blast furnace gas scrubber manufactured for voestalpine by Kremsmüller, a project that was implemented in a production hall located outside the voestalpine site due to its enormous scale. Kremsmüller was awarded the contract once again because the experts were able to incorporate decades of experience, knowledge and know-how in the run-up to the project.

The blast furnace gas scrubber serves to clean and cool the blast furnace gas, which is produced as a by-product gas in the blast furnace process. By injecting process water into the gas stream, the dust components are washed out and the gas pressure is regulated to the steel mill gas pressure. In this way, the blast furnace gas can be used for energy generation or as a heating gas in the process.

While the blast furnace gas scrubber was originally tendered in carbon steel, Kremsmüller was the only supplier to present an additional version in Duplex. Ultimately, it was precisely this proposal that was successful because of its major technological advantages: There is no need for an internal coating, thus eliminating inspection and maintenance downtimes for internal corrosion protection; insulation is unnecessary; there is a reduction in weight, etc.

The entire project was managed by a team of experts from three regional companies. Kremsmüller's Apparatus and Tank Construction Department was responsible for the entire gas scrubber manufacturing process. For voestalpine, this partner strategy provided decisive synergies. "Thanks to the collaboration between the long-standing business partners and the customer voestalpine, the decision-making paths were short. Technical modifications could be implemented quickly and flexibly. Manufacturing on the doorstep enabled voestalpine to provide constant quality monitoring and production support," comments the Kremsmüller project manager with satisfaction at the process. The voestalpine project manager also sees it this way: "Even in times of globalization, the advantages of local, highly qualified partner companies predominate when it comes to the implementation of technically challenging projects with demanding schedules.

The project ran over one and a half years. It took just under seven months to construct the scrubber which was completed on schedule to the customer's complete satisfaction.
September 2018
Storage Tanks Designed to Withstand Earthquakes
Storage Tanks Designed to Withstand Earthquakes
From the initial idea to on-site assembly, everything originated from a single source and was undertaken in-house.
The company Hollu Systemhygiene modernised and expanded its production, requiring eight new storage tanks for alcohols. The prerequisite: the supplier should have the necessary expertise to provide an entire range of services from engineering and manufacturing through to transport and assembly - a project tailor-made for the "United Skills of Kremsmueller". Based on the plans drawn up by us, five 30m³ storage tanks each with a diameter of 2.5m, and three 60m³ tanks, each with a diameter of 3.5m, were constructed. All the tanks were about 8m high.

Two facts make this venture special. Firstly, Zirl (near Innsbruck) is located in Austria's highest earthquake zone 4. This meant that ground movements had to be taken into account in the calculations (with regard to lateral acceleration, etc.). The connection of the pipe feet to the tank had to be sufficiently dimensioned. The thickness of the lower base at 8 mm is twice as thick as normally required. Secondly, polished stainless steel was used for the tanks. Kremsmüller has rarely accommodated such shiny sheet metal in its production. Machine-polished material has a very even surface. Every scratch, even fingerprints, once visible are virtually irreversible. Great care and attention were therefore required when handling the material.

Using special transport the eight tanks were moved 300 km to Zirl. After lifting the tanks into place, special technology was used to prevent damage to the pre-sealed base. With the help of a modular air cushion transport system and not with conventional heavy-duty rollers, the tanks were shifted, placed in exactly the right position and then secured by means of special adhesive anchors.

"Getting everything from one source was a basic condition for Hollu. In addition, our modern machinery convinced them that we could also produce the tanks they required in an appealing quality. Ultimately, the customer was highly delighted with the clean workmanship á la Kremsmüller. It is possible that we will be on board again in the next expansion phase in one to two years from now," enthuses the Kremsmüller project manager optimistically.

Walter Primus, Head of Technology at Hollu Systemhygiene: "During the entire course of the project we felt the support we received from sales and technology at Kremsmüller could not have been better!
August 2018
3,000 Meters of Pipelines Laid
3,000 Meters of Pipelines Laid
The Chemnitz-based company Max Straube Industrierohrleitungsbau was awarded a major contract with the Leipa paper mill in Schwedt.
Almost 3,000 metres of pipelines with nominal diameters between DN 25 and DN 700 were laid and installed for a variety of purposes in the course of modernising various plants. At peak times, up to 40 fitters were on site, specialised in pipeline construction, steel construction, trace heating, insulation work and weld seam testing.

The work on the "14 bara process steam" system proved to be the most complex. Here, the system was assembled in various sections. At the beginning, the existing steam pipeline to the turbine had to be dismantled, then the new one installed and connected to the steam distributor in the southern power plant. The next step was to lay the pipeline between the southern and northern power plants on a new pipe bridge. In the northern plant, the pipeline was connected to the newly constructed process steam mains. Two steam conditioning stations were also installed. Finally, the new steam extraction line of the steam turbine in the northern power plant was connected to the 14 bara steam system. For this subproject, around 350 metres of pipeline in DN 300 to DN 700, and 150 metres of small pipeline in DN 50 were installed for drainage. The entire welding seams were thoroughly inspected. All of the ten subcontracts of this million euro project were successfully completed from June to December 2017 and were on schedule.

The long-established company, Max Straube, concentrates its expertise in the field of pipelines and offers a complete service from planning and project planning to delivery and installation. Whether for heat generation or refrigeration, power plant technology, industrial pipeline or underground pipeline construction, Max Straube excels through its experience and technical know-how. The company is a subsidiary of the Kremsmüller Group and with the services it offers is an ideal complement to the existing portfolio of the Austrian industrial plant constructor.
August 2018
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