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ArticleName Increasing the efficiency of the blast furnace production of Ural Steel by reducing the content of the +80 mm fraction in metallurgical coke
DOI 10.17580/chm.2023.11.01
ArticleAuthor E. A. Gribanov, D. R. Ganin, A. Yu. Fuks

Ural Steel, Novotroitsk, Russia

E. A. Gribanov, Chief Engineer of Coke Production, e-mail:

A. Yu. Fuks, Chief Specialist in Sinter and Blast Furnace Production of the Technical Directorate, e-mail:


Novotroitsk branch of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Novotroitsk, Russia
D. R. Ganin, Cand. Eng., Associate Prof., Dept. of Metallurgical Technologies and Equipment, e-mail:

Students M. A. Vishnevsky, E. B. Dosov, A. A. Kultasova, V. A. Prokopova, V. S. Shevtsov, A. Yu. Sherstobitova took part in the work.


The metallurgical coke produced by JSC "Ural Steel", which is the main product of the coke production of the enterprise, contains a significant amount (up to 46.6%) of a large and fragile fraction +80 mm. Reducing the content of the +80 mm fraction in coke by 1.0% makes it possible to reduce the specific consumption of coke in blast furnaces by 0.2% and increase their productivity by 0.2%. It is possible to reduce the content of the +80 mm fraction in coke by making changes to its production technology, but these measures are costly and laborious. It is easier to solve this problem by using mechanical regrinding of the fraction +80 mm of coke. To reduce the content of the +80 mm fraction in coke, it is proposed to install screw-toothed crushers between conveyors K-1b and K-2b, as well as between conveyors K-1a and K-2a. The advantages of these crushers are the possibility of changing the center distance; low degree of regrinding of crushed product; maximum yield of products of a given size class; the possibility of obtaining a large degree of reduction of the crushed piece in one stage of crushing; the ability to work and run under the rubble; the possibility of removing non-crushable bodies from the process; absence of vibrations and dynamic loads on structures; relatively small overall dimensions; ease of installation. The cost of purchasing, transporting and installing auger-toothed crushers will amount to 130 million rubles and will pay off in less than two months.

keywords Blast furnace, coke quality, coke granulometric composition, regrinding, screwtoothed crusher, coke specific consumption, blast furnace productivity

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