10:44, 06 November 2019

NLMK Launches Upgraded Blast Furnace No 6

NLMK Lipetsk a global steel company, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor has re launched Blast Furnace No 6 following a large-scale upgrade. As a result, the maximum output of the furnace increased by 8% to 3.4 million tonnes of hot metal per year. A new air treatment system captures 99.9% of dust particles, keeping residual dust content at the level of best available techniques of 5 mg/m3. All of the blast furnace gas formed as a by-product in the manufacturing of pig iron is used for energy generation at NLMK’s cogeneration plant, while blast furnace slag is processed into construction materials. The total CAPEX for the project amounted to over RUB 35 billion.

The furnace is equipped with an advanced automated control system with built-in artificial intelligence components. The system is able to autonomously select optimal process parametres, boosting blast furnace performance.

Blast Furnace No 6 was built in 1978, and is now the second most productive blast furnace at NLMK. In addition to BF 6, NLMK Lipetsk operates four other blast furnaces: BF-3 (1.6 million tonnes), BF-4 (2 million tonnes), BF-5 (2.9 million tonnes) and BF-7 (4.2 million tonnes).

NLMK Group welcomes all steel industry professionals to visit its stand at Metal-Expo'2019, the 25th Jubilee International Exhibition, November 12-15, Hall 75, VDNHa, Moscow, Russia. Stand N 1C02.

The total of more than 550 companies from 34 world countries will attend Metal-Expo’2019, while more than 30k steel industry professionals from all over the world are expected to visit the event.   

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