PJSC “Zaporizhstal” has stopped the Blast furnace No. 5 on capital repair of the 2nd category with duration of 45 days. Financing of the repair will compose 107 million hryvnyas.
The primary goals of the capital repair are restoration of wholeness of the furnace shell and its geometry, reconditioning of the furnace cooling system, replacement of the bell-less top charging device (BZU), replacement of the refractory lining, planned repair of the furnace dust exhausting system. Specialists of the Steel Works together with the contractor organisations carry out the repair. The total weight of metal structures assembled on the BF No. 5 will make over thousand tons.
The capital repair of the Blast furnace No. 5 will allow to lower heat losses that will result in decreasing of coke consumption during hot metal production.