North American steel producer Nucor Steel Berkeley has awarded Primetals Technologies the order to
supply a SIAS surface inspection system for the company´s hot strip mill in Huger, South Carolina. The
surface quality of the hot strip will be checked after the finishing mill on the top side and before the down
coiler on the bottom side. The improved quality control will optimize production costs and maintenance
activities. In addition, the system offers a high resolution and the real time classification of defects as
well as coil grading and width measurement. The surface inspection system is scheduled to be
commissioned in the last quarter of 2016.