Blast furnace injection developments in British Steel
British Steel has four integrated steel works, i.e., Llanwern, Port Talbot, Scunthorpe, Teesside, with a total of ten blast furnaces, nine of which are currently operating. The furnaces range in size from the 14 meters (45 feet 11 inches) hearth diameter Redcar No. 1 furnace at Teesside (a single furnace works) to the 8.33 meters (27 feet 4 inches) hearth Queen Mary and Queen Bess furnaces at Schunthorpe, with a total of four furnaces at that works. All have injection systems installed, those at Scunthorpe being equipped with granular coal injection and all others currently working with oil injection. The driving force behind the development of blast furnace injection has been as a means for introducing reducing agents (British Steel now refers to coke plus hydrocarbon injectants as total reductants) into the process as a part substitute/supplement for top charged coke and the technology is still being developed and used for that purpose. By utilizing practical experience and observing the work of others, British Steel has been assessing blast furnace injection technology experimentally for purposes other than the introduction of reducing agents.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
- Resource Type:
- Resource Relation:
- Conference: Blast furnace injection symposium, Cleveland, OH (United States), 10-12 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Blast furnace injection symposium: Proceedings; PB: 254 p.
- Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 02 PETROLEUM; BLAST FURNACES; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; METAL INDUSTRY; COAL; FUEL OILS; IRON ORES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; PILOT PLANTS; FUEL FEEDING SYSTEMS; OXYGEN ENRICHMENT