Virtual Lance Burner

The oxygen injection tools by BSE are designed to reduce your production costs and enhance productivity, while dramatically reducing unplanned downtime.

The Virtual Lance Burner (VLB) and new Tiltable Virtual Lance Burner (Tiltable VLB) are proven to offer the highest availability and runs on both gas or oil. Over the past 10 years, the design has continuously been improved with the input of the users, to make them more user-friendly, easier to handle and much easier to maintain. By developing a "pipe-in-pipe" system, and using union nuts, the BSE VLB has less wear and less spare parts, metallic sealing for higher temperatures and backfiring devices, and very high availability.

Utilized at their own steel plant (BSW), total delay times caused by VLB in 2009 for both 110T/hr furnaces resulted in 21.3 hr which corresponds to an availability of 99.86 % .

Built with high-quality materials and a simple design, the average lifetime for each different components are:

Gas pipe :         7,000 – 8,000 heats
Oxygen pipe:    3,000 – 4,000 heats
Copper box:      5,000 – 6,000 heats
Casing:             8,000 – 9,000 heats

For more detail on complete VLB or Tiltable VLB specs, please click HERE.


Since 1983, the Badische Stahl-Engineering GmbH (BSE) has been acting as a service provider for increasing the efficiency and productivity in the electric steel industry worldwide.

BSE is the sister company of the Badische Stahlwerke GmbH (BSW) – one of the world’s most productive Electric Arc Furnace Steel Mills.

BSE supplies high-quality products and consulting services based on the developed technologies and methods in its own plant as well as on a large number of network-partners, various EAF steel plants, rolling mills, integrated steel mills and users of different kinds of metallurgical processes.  Customers worldwide are receiving Technical Services and Consulting Services from BSE.

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