AHMSA resumes operations at blast furnace No. 5

Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:03:34 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

Mexican integrated steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) has resumed operations at its No. 5 blast furnace, following a scheduled maintenance period, the company said this week.

The 10-day maintenance program aimed for the equipment to be ready for H2, the company said. Repairs were made to the equipment’s hot blast system and the gas scrubber, and the tubes in the decanter tanks were repositioned.

Workers from AHMSA’s blast furnace No. 5, field maintenance 1 and 2, among other areas, joined repairs at the equipment. AHMSA said it did not stop production during the maintenance.

The No. 5 blast furnace is AHMSA’s largest equipment. AHMSA also has blast furnaces No. 4 and No. 6 and an EAF as part of its Fénix project.


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