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Primetals Technologies Receives Final OK on BOF Upgrade

6/2/2020 - Russian metals and mining company The Mechel Group has issued the final acceptance certificate on a modernized basic oxygen furnace at its Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, according to project contractor Primetals Technologies. 

According to Primetals Technologies, the project entailed installation of a new vessel, trunnion ring, slag shields and its vessel suspension system, Vaicon Link. It also replaced the tilting drive and AC motors. Mechel separately installed a new cooling stack and the associated offgas cleaning plant. 

The project increased capacity by raising the tapping weight to 160 metric tons and by reducing tap-to-tap times. 

Primetals Technologies was responsible for the basic and detail engineering, and supplied core components. It also supervised the installation and commissioning.