At Ilyich iron & steel works, Metinvest Group, completed a complex hot test new and refurbished dust collection systems blast furnace (BF) No. 3. All processes are tweaked, and the equipment operates at design capacity, reported the press service of Metinvest.
The company’s investments in the environmental projects amounted to more than $ 31 million. For the design, construction of new and reconstruction of existing purification equipment of the third blast furnace went 19 months. The start-up of ventilation installations in the cast house and stock house areas in test mode was held in conjunction with the launch of BF # 3 after an overhaul in February.
“Metinvest performs its obligations and continues implementation of the program of ecological modernization of production facilities of Mariupol metallurgical enterprises project by project,” – said General Director of Ilyich iron and steel works of Taras Shevchenko.
As noted in the company message, the new aspiration unit ensures a residual dust content, which is two and a half times lower than Ukrainian standards. Collected dust is then sent for recycling as recyclables.