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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant started blast furnace overhaul

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, MOEX: CHMK, part of Mechel Group) halted one of its three blast furnaces for major repairs that will ensure the units reliable and productive operation compliant with environmental requirements. During the overhaul, additional equipment will be installed at the furnace to reduce the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

The plant’s blast furnaces provide the enterprise with all pig iron it needs, smelting about 4 million tonnes of metal per year.

The furnace will practically rebuilt anew during the repairs. The blast furnace’s mantle and inner fireproof casing will be completely overhauled. New equipment will replace outdated parts, including the blast furnace’s cooling system. Work conditions for the blast furnace workshop’s personnel will be vastly improved due to a newly installed automated system. The new equipment and materials will be mostly Russian made.A contractor company will handle the entire repair process.

“During the blast furnace’s overhaul, we will make preparations for installation of an aspiration system, which will further reduce the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere by 42 tonnes per year, as well as install a modern automated system for measuring technological parameters,” the blast furnace shop’s deputy production chief Dmitry Krapivin commented.


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