Usiminas selects Danieli Corus for new 180-t converter
Second BOF replacement for Brazilian integrated steelmaker
Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (Usiminas) has awarded the contract for the replacement of BOF Converter #5 of BOF Shop #2 at their 4.8 Mtpy Ipatinga integrated steelworks to Danieli Corus. This contract is a repeat order after the contract for the replacement of BOF converter #4 in 2018 and marks the eleventh converter revamp project for Danieli Corus since 2014.
The new 180-t converter will be equipped with the Danieli-patented suspension system based on a vertical Lamella arrangement, in combination with horizontal Daniella elements, an air-cooling system for the barrel part of the vessel, and water–based cooling for the vessel’s top cone.
A Q–Temp 2.0 temperature monitoring system and EIC/automation packages will also be installed as part of this revamp project.
The first heat with the new converter is scheduled for 2023.
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