Russia Successfully Commissions Another Electric Steel Plant

SMS Demag, a company of the SMS group, Germany, has successfully commissioned an X-Melt® electric steel plant with an annual capacity of 1.0 million t of steel at the Polevskoy location for OAO Severskij Tube (TMK Group), Russia.

The SMS Demag supply scope comprised an ARCCESS® 135-t electric arc furnace, scrapyard plant and equipment, the gas cleaning plant, an additive supply system and injection systems for lime, carbon and filter dust.

The ARCCESS® furnace is characterized by the optimized use of electrical power and of burner/oxygen-injector technology, with high productivity and low production costs. The SMS Demag supply scope also included the complete electrical equipment, along with the higher-level process sequence control (Level 1) and the technological process model (Level 2) for the furnace operations. Prior to commissioning, SMS Demag tested the automation system by means of the proven “Plug & Work“ procedure.

Following the already successful commissioning of the ladle furnace and the continuous bloom caster, Severskij Tube has continued to implement its extensive investment program.

The TMK Group is one of Russia’s largest producers of pipe steel grades for the oil, gas and civil engineering industry. Its main production locations are Volsky, Taganrog and Severskij. The new electric steel plant in Severskij is completely replacing the Siemens- Martin steelworks and is satisfying the stringent requirements of environmental legislation.

X-Melt® is an SMS Demag trademark from the Steelmaking Division. It is the brand name for plants and technologies that set standards for the economical production of high-quality liquid steel.

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