Zaporizhstal, according to the program to renew the company’s fixed assets, purchased a LiuGong front loader for blast furnace production. Investments amounted to about 2 million hryvnia.
The new front-end loader is intended for loading and unloading operations at the production sites of the blast-furnace shop of the plant. The machine has high technical characteristics – productivity, technological accuracy, reliability of the main units. The loader has a modern spacious cab with a wide view, it is equipped with an air conditioner with fresh air supply, a joystick for controlling the main operations. The efficiency of the new equipment is an order of magnitude higher than previous analogues: fuel consumption is 15% lower, and productivity is 14% higher. Modern software control minimizes manual labor and the amount of time spent on loading operations, thereby increasing the overall production efficiency.
In general, for 10 months of 2020, Zaporizhstal, within the framework of the fixed assets renewal program, implemented projects for gas analyzers for blast furnaces 2 and 5, implemented a project for the automation of sintering machines No. 1–3, a project for the installation of devices for monitoring the content of CO and CO2 in the exhaust gases of a boiler unit No. 5, purchased cast iron ladles with carriages, emission model spectrometers, gas analyzers, etc.
The plant continues the construction of additional aspiration at the tail sections of sinter machines and a number of other projects aimed at modernizing production facilities with an environmental component. The volume of the investment program for the renewal of the company’s fixed assets in 2020 is about UAH 450 million.