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SMS Siemag Commissions EAF at TMK Plant in Russia

11/19/2013 - SMS Siemag has successfully commissioned an electric steelmaking plant at Taganrog Metallurgical Works (OAO TAGMET) of the TMK Group in Russia.
The first heat in the ARCCESS® electric arc furnace was successfully carried out. The plant at the Taganrog location is rated for an annual production of 1 million tons of steel.
The new electric steelmaking plant of SMS Siemag replaces an existing Siemens-Martin steelmaking plant and meets the required high environmental standards by means of advanced gas cleaning technology and the feeding of filter dusts back into the melting process.
SMS Siemag has supplied an ARCCESS® electric arc furnace with a tapping weight of 135 tons, the scrap yard equipment, dust collection and gas cleaning systems as well as the additive supply system. Further, SMS Siemag has equipped the installation with a combined injection system which allows injecting lime, filter dust and carbon.
Pictured below: The ARCCESS® EAF at the Tagmet plant.

The entire X-Pact® electrical and automation systems have also been provided by SMS Siemag. It comprises the process automation (level 1) as well as the technological process model for the furnace process (level 2) and the commissioning according to the tried and tested "Plug & Work" concept.
OAO TAGMET is a company of the Russian TMK Group, one of the largest manufacturers of pipe steel grades for the oil, gas and civil engineering industry in Russia. The main production sites of TMK Group are Taganrog, Seversky, Volzhsky and Sinarsky.
Pictured below: Successful cooperation of the Tagmet and SMS Siemag teams.