According to a press statement from Danieli Corus, Tata Steel has chosen Danieli Corus to handle repairs on hot-blast stoves at Port Talbot Works.
The repairs of stoves #11 at blast furnace #4 (with a working volume of 2388 m3) and stove #13 at blast furnace #5 are covered by the agreement between Danieli Corus and Tata Steel (with a 2134 m3 working volume).
Ironmaking requires the blast furnace hot-blast technology to be effective. Stoves heat the blast air, but poor-performing stoves increase the amount of gas burned at the burners or need more metallurgical coke to be burned in the furnace, both of which have a negative financial and environmental impact.
If vital components, such as the vessel shell and the refractories, are correctly designed, produced, and installed, hot-blast systems can attain very long lives. Then, burner replacements and incomplete repairs are acknowledged facts of campaign management.
With the help of several life-extension fixes, the hot-blast burners at both blast furnaces of Tata Steel's Port Talbot Works have maintained unusually lengthy campaign lifetimes.
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