START!Kalugin Company has commissioned the second Kalugin Shaftless Stove in Czech Republic
On 28th November 2019 the start burner of a new Kalugin Shaftless Stove (KSS) at Blast Furnace No.6 of Trinec Iron and Steel Works in Czech Republic was fired during the official ceremony. This is already the second project implemented by Kalugin Company at this steel plant.
It should be reminded that the first contract for construction of the first stove was signed by Kalugin Company and Trinec Iron and Steel Works on 2nd November 2015. According to this contract, construction of the first stove started on 21st September 2016 and in March 2018 all the works were completed, performance guarantee testing was carried out and commercial operation of the stove was started. After successful completion of the project, a new contract was signed for construction of two more Kalugin Shaftless Stoves (KSS) instead of old existing stoves. According to the approved construction plan, it was necessary to dismantle the old stove and repair the existing foundation by the end of 2018 and in 2019 all the major works for construction of the second stove should be completed.
During the official ceremony of the second KSS commissioning, Ms. Marina Kalugina, KALUGIN’s General Director, congratulated Czech partners on commissioning of the second stove. “Implementing these projects, Czech blast-furnace operators have made the next step in innovative development of blast-furnace production at Trinec Iron and Steel Works”, Ms. Kalugina pointed out. In the speech of response Mr. Radek Olszar, Investment Director of Trinec Iron and Steel Works, said that implementation of such projects enabled to increase the hot blast temperature, improve environmental performance and obtain significant saving on coke consumption. “The plant management is very satisfied with the level and quality of cooperation with KALUGIN Company. We are sure that all works for construction of third stove will be executed in the same efficient manner.”
Thus, drying and heating of the new stove will be performed within 30 days and then the stove will be connected to the blast furnace and its trial operation will start.
At present the most advanced design of the hot stove is a design developed by Dr. Yakov Kalugin, a Russian scientist and engineer. The specific feature of this Kalugin Shaftless Stove (KSS) called after its inventor is its capability to provide the highest hot blast temperature up to 1400°C, which is almost 100-200°С higher than the blast temperature which can be provided by other stove designs.
In the world KALUGIN’s engineers have already constructed and put in operation more than 210 KSS.
Třinec is a town in Moravo-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic situated in the east of the country, near the Polish border. The population is about 40,000 people.
Trinec Iron and Steel Works (Třinecké Železárny (TŽ) owned by Moravia Steel) located in Třinec is the biggest iron and steel works and producer of steel products in Eastern Europe (about 2.5 million tons per year). Its products (rails, wire, rebar, seamless pipes, drawn steel, etc.) are exported to over 60 countries.