Header Fabrication and Refurbishment

Whether your focus is on improving roll cooling, descaling or casting, optimally performing spray nozzle headers are a critical component of the steel making process. Their design and manufacture is surprisingly complex, and requires in-depth fluid dynamics knowledge and manufacturing capabilities. Lechler’s engineered headers are custom designed and manufactured for your specific application parameters. We also realize that over time these systems wear and require routine maintenance for optimal performance and longevity, which is why we offer in-house refurbishment services as well.

Header Fabrication

We offer fabricated headers for every application within steel production. Our headers are custom engineered for proper flow, pressure, droplet size, spray profile, and impact characteristics to meet your process requirements.

Header Refurbishment

At Lechler, our lab and service center in St. Charles, IL utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to inspect and assess your nozzles for performance and wear for descaling and work roll cooling header systems. Our team of experts will thoroughly inspect your header system, so that we can take the appropriate steps to refurbish your system.

Lechler’s extensive refurbishment program includes:

  • Ultrasonic testing to determine sufficient wall thickness given your operating pressure
  • Nozzle wear and performance testing
  • Bi-carbonate cleaning
  • Hydro-static testing to 1.5 times the operating pressure to identify and repair leaks and ensure safe operation
  • Replacement of worn nozzles and accessories
  • Advisement of latest generation products when applicable
  • Final assembly and crating

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Contact us today to learn more about our Header Fabrication and Refurbishment services.