KALUGIN Company has put in operation the first Kalugin Shaftless Stove in Europe.
On 3rd October 2017 after completion of commissioning works, commercial operation of new Kalugin Shaftless Stove was started at Blast Furnace No.6 of Třinecké Železárny (owned by Moravia Steel) in Třinec, Czech Republic.
The contract between KALUGIN Company and Třinecké Železárny was signed on 2nd November 2015. Under the contract our company undertook to develop the basic design and detail documentation for Kalugin Shaftless Stove and train the factory personnel how to operate the new stove. It shall be noted that during project implementation KALUGIN Company also supplied refractory materials and different equipment, rendered supervision services for construction and commissioning works. Construction was started on 21st September 2016 when representatives of KALUGIN Company and Třinecké Železárny carried out an official ceremony at which every participant of the ceremony could put a shovel of concrete at the foundation of the future new Kalugin Shaftless Stove.
All the major works for KSS construction were completed in July 2017 upon which the stove was dried out and heated up. On 3rd October 2017 the stove was connected to the blast furnace and successfully tested in all operating modes.
At the official ceremony of KSS launching Ms. Marina Kalugina, KALUGIN’s General Director, congratulated operators of the Czech plant on the start of commercial operation of the new stove and expressed her hope for future cooperation. “This is the first project implemented by KALUGIN Company in Europe. Choosing the world’s most energy-efficient technology of blast heating for their blast furnace, i.e. Kalugin Shaftless Stove, the Czech metallurgists determined an innovative and highly efficient path of development for blast-furnace production at Třinecké Železárny“, announced Ms. Kalugina.
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 209 KSS: 30 stoves in Russia, 125 stoves in China, 5 stoves in Japan, 3 stoves in Indonesia, 27 stoves in India, 3 stoves in Brazil, 3 stoves in turkey, 9 stoves in Ukraine, 3 stoves in Kazakhstan, 1 stove in the Czech Republic.
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.
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.