BLAST FURNACE MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Dickinson Group of Companies provides specialist Blast Furnace Maintenance Services. The scope of services includes supply and installation of refractory material to maintain the iron troughs, iron overflow, iron runner, dam sections, iron spout, tilter, tilter spout, slag overflow, slag runner, skimmer blocks and tap holes.



Dickinson Group of Companies provides Blast Furnace Maintenance Services to ArcelorMittal South Africa’s Vanderbijlapark Works C & D Blast Furnaces.


The scope of services includes supply and installation of refractory material to maintain the iron troughs, iron overflow, iron runner, dam sections, iron spout, tilter, tilter spout, slag overflow, slag runner, skimmer blocks and tap holes.



SERVICES

Rendering a complete service for the wrecking, casting, drying, maintenance and cleaning of the two main iron troughs on each of the furnaces on a 24 hour basis including, but not limited to:

  • Daily inspection of all blast furnace casthouse operations.
  • Providing ArcelorMittal with a casthouse repair schedule.
  • Keeping records of iron casts vs refractory consumption.
  • Cleaning and removal of all penetrated iron.
  • Removing all liquid iron and slag in the troughs and drain hole area.
  • Wrecking of refractory materials to the trough, iron overflow, iron runner, dam sections, iron spout, tilter, tilter spout, slag overflow, slag runner, skimmer blocks, tap holes and splash plates.





  • Changing of tuyere stocks.
  • Various refractory installation activities including; casting, gunning, shotcreting, pumping, grouting and bricklaying.
  • Installation, maintenance and operation of heating equipment.
  • Adhoc refractory repairs to blast furnace down legs, bustle main, slag granulating system, furnace dome and uptakes.
  • Steelwork repairs as required.
  • Various refractory installation activities including; casting, gunning, shotcreting, pumping, grouting and bricklaying.
  • Core drilling and changing of the drill rod between taps.
  • Cleaning and filling of the clay gun between taps.
  • Taking of iron and slag samples as well as hot metal tempretures during the tapping process.
  • Recording of taphole clay data filled into clay gun.
  • Assist with the changing of the clay gun tip/nozzle as and when required.

GALLERY



                



CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE
Tel: +27 (0) 16 421-3720
Fax: +27 (0) 16 422-1038
Email: sales@dgrp.co.za



10 Smuts Avenue
P.O. Box 63, Vereeniging
1930. South Africa