Revamping of re-heating furnaces 3, 4, and 5 in the Hot Flats Shop

Revamping of re-heating furnace No. 3 was completed in October 2011. This enabled commissioning of a complex comprising 3 modern furnaces. This initiative was aimed to replace deteriorated equipment, increase the shop productivity and ensure the compliance with required slab re-heating parameters.

Total 2,400 million rubles was allocated for furnaces revamping, while natural gas consumption was reduced by 70 million cubic metres; the project pay-back period was 3.8 years.

The project ensured a 2-fold reduction of specific fuel consumption for slab re-heating.