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Alternating bottom stirring

Challenges

  • High inert gas consumption during bottom stirring

Solution

  • Bottom stirring in alternating operation

  • Theoretical proof with CFD simulation has been confirmed by extensive practical testing in a German steel plant with 190 tons tapping weight BOF converters

Technical advantages

  • Reduction of inert gas consumption in the BOF converter

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Ecological benefits

  • Reduction of argon consumption up to 30 %

Your economic benefit

  • Cost saving: 39,000 €/year for one 190 t BOF converter