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Yenakiieve Steel provides its Sinter Plant with Process Control System

8 July 2013

Automated Process Control System was installed at Yenakiieve Steel Sinter Plant to monitor operation of sinter machines ventilation system (exhausters). From now on Sinter Plant workers are enabled to trace through the operation of the critical dedusting unit in on-line mode. This innovation allows both prevention of equipment emergency stops and elimination of uncontrolled air emissions. Project funding amounted to UAH 200 th.

Yenakiieve Steel specialists put “Automated Process Control System for Sinter Machines Exhausters” Project into practice following the assignment by the Works’ management. It took the employees four month to develop and to integrate the system. The innovation became a reliable, simple and easy-to-use tool aimed at facilitating Sinter Plant staff activities.

An operator station displaying on-line data from field instruments mounted at each of the four sinter machines was installed in Sinter Plant Control Room. An operator can monitor performance of plant units on a display and record any changes occurred while sinter machine operation. An industrial web-visualization network provides each Work’s department with an access to this information. Another advantage of the new system is an opportunity to store all data from field instruments it the works internal data base to allow specialists tracing faults and eliminating them.

“New Sinter Plant Construction Project is being carried out according to the schedule. Nevertheless, we keep taking any measures to increase process, operational and environmental reliability of the existing Sinter Plant, - highlighted Alexander Podkorytov, PJSC Yenakiieve Steel General Director. – While integrating a new PCS one more innovation has taken place. We’ve managed to increase exhauster rotors service life by means of vanes hard-facing with high quality materials. It allows both increasing sinter machines reliability and reducing dust emission as we eliminated transient modes in the ventilation system operation”.

For editors:

Exhauster – an air suction fan used to remove dust, fume, gases etc. at industrial enterprises. Exhauster is an integral part of any sinter machine.

Sinter Machine — a machine used to produce sinter by sintering ore fines and concentrates by means of suction air through a layer of sinter mix lying on a sinter grate. During the process part of hazardous contaminants are removed from a sinter mix.

PJSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works, comprised of Yenakiieve Steel and its Makiivka branch, is a world leader in commercial billet production. The company produces cast billet, bar products and various section rolled products (beams, channels, angles, etc.) as well. Yenakiieve Steel is the only producer of shapes for elevator tracks within Ukraine. Yenakiieve Steel production performance for 2011 is as follows:  1,9 mln. tones of hot sinter, 2,3 mln. tones HM, 2,7 mln. tones of liquid steel, 2,6 mln. tones of rolled product.

Two up-to-date blast furnaces (BF No.3 and BF No.5) and first continuous casting machines (CCM) manufactured in Ukraine are operating at Yenakiieve Steel. In 2012 BF No.3 was acknowledged as the best industrial facility in Ukraine according to the competition by Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine.

For the second time Yenakiieve Steel implements in its towns of its presence (Yenakiievo and Makiivka) the “We improve our town with our own hands” social programme. The allocated funds amounted to USD 500 th. for 2011-2012. In 2012 Yenakiieve Steel management and local authorities of Yenakievo and Makiivka signed “Town-Works” social and economic development agreement, aimed at creating comfortable living conditions for citizens. In 2013 Metinvest plans to invest UAH 7 mln. in social infrastructure development of the towns.

Yenakiieve Steel is a part of Metinvest Group’s Metallurgical Division.

METINVEST GROUP is an international vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest consists of Mining and Metallurgic Divisions. Metinvest’s strategic vision is to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. In the first half of 2012 Group got a profit at the amount of USD 6.74 bln. The profitability acc. to EBIDTA index was 16%.

The major shareholders of the Company METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25% ownership) and Smart-Holding (23.75% ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

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