The correct design of the furnace proper is fundamental to reliable operation, metallurgical performance, sustained high productivity and long campaign life.
For new turnkey installations of any capacity as well as for plant rebuilds, the modern blast furnace designs produced by Paul Wurth are based on the concept of a free-standing unit with a surrounding building structure, providing access to the furnace and support for the furnace off-gas system. Making use of powerful simulation tools for the optimization of the burden and gas flow, Paul Wurth designs the furnace proper considering the potential raw material and operating conditions for the furnace throughout its campaign. Serious consideration is given in the design stage to ensure rapid and accurate constructability.
Integrating the properties of the shell, the cooling elements and refractory lining, the global solution engineered by Paul Wurth ensures the well-balanced overall operation of the plant.