Furnace № 64 of the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant was presented to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Furnace № 64 of the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant was presented to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

During a working trip to Pavlodar region, Prime Minister Askar Mamin visited the Aksu ferroalloy plant. Here he was shown the innovative furnace № 64, which has been operating since July this year. This is the first unit of a large-scale renovation project for the melting shop № 6.

Renovation of the largest smelting division of the Aksu ferroalloy plant, melting shop № 6 is part of a large-scale modernization of the entire main production of the enterprise. The reconstruction began with a melting furnace No. 64. It was completely dismantled and rebuilt.

A number of advanced achievements of the global metallurgical industry distinguishes a modern aggregate with a capacity of 81 MVA, which has no analogues in the post-Soviet territory. The leak-proof construction reduces energy losses and eliminates unwanted emissions. The gas purifying plant of the furnace with a two-stage filtration system captures and returns to production not only the dust of raw materials, but also all the combustible ferroalloy gas generated during the process. The latter is used to preheat the raw material and heating of ladles. These technologies not only increase the furnace productivity by an average of 35%, but also significantly reduce energy consumption — up to 20%.

— The furnace is fully automated and all the melting process is controlled electronically- from dosing of raw materials to the release of metal. — The Smelter became operator and monitors all the parameters of the furnace at the monitors, — said Serik Shakhazhanov, Chairman of the Board of "Eurasian Group“LLP, showing to Prime Minister the workplace of the furnace foreman. By the way, for the first time in the history of the enterprise, metallurgists gave the name of the new furnace. After a large-scale competition, the option “Karlygash-Lastochka” was unanimously chosen. After all, the furnace was the first sign of a unique large-scale project. The launch of furnace № 64 was held this summer. The hot commissioning period is ongoing. They plan to complete it by the end of the year. The renovation project will cover three more furnaces of workshop № 6 and will be completed by 2024.