ArcelorMittal Brazil has ordered two new BOF converters for its Jõao Monlevade plant in Brazil. The supply includes two 135-tonne converters with maintenance-free suspension solutions and modern slag retention systems.
The investment also includes upgrading primary dedusting systems and installing complete electrics and automation packages. The upgraded wet-type primary dedusting systems capture dust from the converters and send it to a water treatment plant, resulting in emissions significantly below the Brazilian government's legal limit.
The equipment will require less maintenance than the current furnace, increasing the meltshop's availability. The plant produces wire rod for industrial applications like steel wool and steel cord, with a production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes/year.