Primetals Technologies receives FAC for last of four LD (BOF) converters supplied to JSW Steel


Last of four converters started up in January receives final acceptance in April
Shut-down work took only 33 instead of 42 days
High-temperature creep-resistant materials and a special cooling design ensure a long service life
Larger volume reduces less slopping

In April, Indian steelmaker Jindal South West Steel Ltd. (JSW Steel) issued the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for the last of four LD (BOF) converters ordered from Primetals Technologies in September 2014, which had been started up in January. The shut-down lasted only 33 days, nine days less than contractually agreed. The other three converters commenced operation one by one, beginning in September 2015. The converters installed in the Steel Melt Shop no. 2 in Vijayanagar, Toranagallu are made of high-temperature creep-resistant steel. In conjunction with a combined air and water cooling system, this will achieve a long service life. The new converters will have a larger interior volume than the previously used models. This will reduce slopping.