Matteo Tomba, PERT Commercial Director, and Silvia Cattarino, PERTEco process engineer, will bring their unique perspectives about the latest trends and innovative technologies in the steel sector at the METEC Trade Fair & 2nd ESTAD, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from the 15th to the 19th of June. Best-in-class companies from all over the world will meet to provide high quality technical sessions, share their knowledge and expertise and benefit from the extensive networking opportunities with their peers. During the Conference, Mr Tomba will provide a thorough assessment of today’s steel market conditions, characterised by high competitiveness and very tight profit margins. “Currently, all the suppliers of long products rolling mills offer the same finishing block for rebar, low speed or high speed wire rod production; this is definitively not a cost-effective solution, since it is almost always over-dimensioned with respect to the actual requirements”, says Mr Tomba. Mr Tomba will explain how PERT wide range of blocks allow instead to optimise the plant management from both a technical and economic point of view, and the innovative tailor made-solutions for the Finishing Blocks for both rebar and wire rod have effectively and efficiently responded to the market needs. Moreover, he will also discuss the key strengths of PERT second-generation BI-Support Stands, which assure significant savings in production costs while granting excellent quality standards to the final product. Ms Silvia Cattarino from PERTEco will remind us once more how the so-called “Auxiliary Plants” are crucial to assure production continuity to the steel plant. “Despite a general lack of attention paid to water saving issues, we may appreciate an increasingly growing focus on plant designing”, says Ms Cattarino. Silvia Cattarino will explain how PERTEco has been able to respond to the requirement for an “unconventional” Water Treatment Plant with low levels of water consumption, to serve a steel plant under construction in a desert area. The “ad hoc” solution adopted finally led to considerable savings in water consumption, while still proving to be an economically viable solution. Mr Tomba and Ms Cattarino will be happy to welcome at Hall 4, booth B23 any visitors who would like to understand more about PERT innovative products and services.