ChelPipe Group for the first time in Russia has mastered the production of overall products for steelmaking companies
ChelPipe Group was the first in Russia to master the production of import-substituting products-steel casings for oxygen converters for steelmaking. The first set of this unique unit, designed for melting of steel from liquid iron and scrap metal, was manufactured at the ETERNO plant (part of the ChelPipe Group). In June, converters were delivered to the Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works.
The converter casing is a container consisting of 20 basic and 80 additional parts. The total weight of the product is more than 120 tons, the assembled height is 8.6 meters, the maximum diameter is 7.6 meters. Due to the fact that the equipment is operated in harsh conditions (the temperature of the heated metal is up to 1700 ° C) and at high dynamic loads, the boiler steel 16Mo3 with high heat resistance and enhanced corrosion resistance is used for its production.
-The fulfillment of the unique order required the maximum concentration of power and skills of white metallurgists, non-standard engineering solutions, and changes in technology. The customer's high appraisal confirms that the ChelPipe Group has coped with the task brilliantly, - Valentin Tazetdinov, General Director of ETERNO, notes. - The release of casings for oxygen converters is a promising direction for our company. Mastering their production is a step towards new consumers.
The products of the ChelPipe Group have significant advantages over imported analogues, among which are the operational deadlines for the order and the competitive price due to low transportation costs. Today the ETERNO plant is negotiating with potential customers from among Russian metallurgical companies.
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ChelPipe Group is one of the leading industrial groups of the metallurgical complex of Russia. Following the results of 2017, the company’s share in the aggregate shipments of Russian pipe manufacturers was 17.5%. ChelPipe Group comprises black metallurgy enterprises and companies: Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant, a warehouse complex that realizes tubular goods in regions, META, a company engaged in the preparation and processing of scrap metal; main equipment production enterprises SOT, ETERNO, MSA (the Czech Republic); Rimera Group of Companies represents the oil and service business.