Construction and operation of TISCO Taiyuan 4,350m3 blast furnace No.6
In November 2013, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (TISCO) started the new BF No.6 at their Taiyuan, Shanxi plant. It has a 4,350m3 inner volume, similarly dimensioned to the existing BF No.5, which started in 2006. The furnace is equipped with the Danieli Corus high conductivity integrated lining and cooling concept based on graphite refractories and copper cooling plates. This article presents the technical considerations on which TISCO selected this design, an overview of the project execution and also analyses the first years of operation from the perspective of production and maintenance.