Pilot plant of direct production of steel at the Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Works, output of 20 thousand tons steel per year

Specific Characteristic

Technical performance of the production process at the plant of the Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Works (20 thousand tons steel per year): installed electric power – 3000 kW, total power of plasmatrons mounted in the shaft and the post reduction bath – 1800 kW, power of a single plasmatron – 300 kW, number of plasmatrons in the shaft – 3, number of plasmatrons in the post reduction bath – 3. Plasma-forming gas – mixture of natural gas (coal gasification products can be used) and oxygen. Oxygen-to-natural gas ratio α = 0.5 ÷ 0.3. Specific energy consumption per 1 ton steel: consumption of iron-ore pellets – 1.546 ton, reducing gas mixture flow – 1200 m3, electric energy consumption – 750-800 kW·hr/t.

Intellectual Property

Metallurgical plasmatron patents. Design documentation. Process technical documentation. Specific know-how. Plasmatron design prototypes. Operating regimes.

Prospective Nature of Investment Project

1. Making one-off devices under contracts with the customer.
2. Organizing the enterprise for equipment of metallurgical works with plasmatron facilities.