The current situation makes all the labour collectives search for additional reserves to reduce the expenditures on production. In all the subdivisions of Zaporizhstal programmes on economy of all types of resources are being worked out. Such a programme exists in cold-rolling shop No.3
Irrespective of a significant reduction of orders the rollers are trying to maintain tight contacts with the main consumers of their production, such as ZAZ, Kramatorsk Wheel Factory, Novokramatorskiy Metallurgical Plant, “Simferopolselmash”, Kryukov Wagon Building Plant. These plants purchase the most profitable for the shop and Works pickled, hot-rolled and cold-rolled sheet. The rollers are striving to fulfill all the requirements of the consumers.
That is why when requests were received to indicate in the shipment documents the number of sheets in packs, a special method was worked out in the shop, and also obligations were taken to increase the share of metal to be sorted out, to control more carefully all the parameters of the sheets and surfaces.
Questions regarding the quality of the products and source saving are continuously being discussed at production meetings held by the superintendent of the shop. Thus a decision was taken to engage the shop workers in repair and maintenance of the equipment. In such a way it was decided to decline the services of the subcontracting organizations and reduce the services provided by other shops.
To save natural gas it has been planned to replace injection burners for two-way burners, which will allow to reduce the consumption of gas almost by 1 million m3. In future to reduce the expenditures on energy resources it is planned to transfer the heat-treatment furnaces to electric energy heating instead of more expensive natural gas.
Differential tariff on electric energy is fully used in the shop: the main shop equipment and first of all mill ‘2800’ will be transferred to operation in the evening and night shifts. The introduction of such an optimal schedule will make it possible to save electric energy monthly at the sum of 30 000 UAH.
Preparation of the thermal annealing complex for capital repair is being done by using the shop’s own resources. Herein, the annealers clean the foundations and the main tunnels from deposits and slim themselves.
For more rational usage of waste refractories they are thoroughly sorted out during lining of the heat treatment furnaces.
Presumable economy of re-using such bricks amounts to 1300 UAH per month.
In the framework of the programme on saving energy resources in cold-rolling shop No.3 development and introduction of an installation on programme regulation of annealing solution temperature have been planned, as well as the operating regimes of administrative building water heaters which will eventually allow to reduce the consumption of heat power by 800 gigacalories per year.
The drive control diagrams of shearing line No.1 and shearing line No.2 will be changed along with the electric energy regime of the department of polished plates and strips. These measures will lead to the reduction of electric energy consumption by 250 000 KW per year.
The shop specialists understand that only by mobilizing forces can the set tasks be achieved. That is why they continue the work directed towards the improvement of productive-economic factors.