The Blast Furnace ‘hot blast’ system is essential for efficient ironmaking. Underperforming stoves (which heat the blast air) mean higher gas consumption or result in the need for increased quantities of coke in the furnace.
The hot blast stoves at both Blast Furnaces at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot works have achieved very long campaign lives with the support of multiple life-extension repairs, the most recent of which was the repair of stove 10 of Blast Furnace No. 4.
The current contract between Danieli Corus and Tata Steel for the repairs of stove 11 at Blast Furnace No. 4 and stove 13 at Blast Furnace No. 5 is a continuation of the strong and fruitful relationship built up over many years between the companies and confirms the value of executing such projects with an experienced technology partner.