British Steel’s 2,000-acre steel manufacturing site at Scunthorpe (Formally Tata’s Long Products Europe Division ‘LPE’) uses the Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) process. It is an integrated site where the raw materials for steel manufacture are transported to the site, and then ultimately converted to steel.
There are four blast furnaces named after four English queens – Mary, Bess, Anne and Victoria which manufacture liquid steel.
The Company wished to install new Clay Guns and Taphole Driling equipment to improve the overall efficiency and tonnage output of the Queen Anne Blast Furnace.
Systems Group were required to supply all the necessary skilled labour, materials, plant equipment and accessories to install the interconnecting high pressure hydraulic pipework required to operate the new Clay Guns and Taphole Drill Facilities. Technical equipment and personnel was also required to be organised and supplied by Systems Group to flush the new systems until the required level of oil cleanliness was achieved.
The project involved the complete pipework replacement associated with two separate hydraulic pumphouses. Therefore this work had to be alternated between pumphouses to meet Blast Furnace production requirements.