AFTER LESS THAN ONE MONTH FROM PLANT STARTUP, A SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE TEST HAS BEEN ACHIEVED AT THE 2.0MTPY ENERGIRON DIRECT REDUCTION PLANT.
Al Ain Sukhna, Egypt: On December 20th, 2015 the ENERGIRON Direct Reduction Plant installed in Ezz Rolling Mills (ERM) successfully passed the Performance Test at the first trial just one month after the plant startup.The new Cold DRI Plant, featuring the ENERGIRON III technology, produced its first DRI on November 22nd, and passed the Hot Test completion. The plant, ready to increase its productivity, has been forced to work at reduced rate, due to limitations in the natural gas availability from the national network.
The natural gas full availability was restored on December 14th and the plant has been successfully and quickly ramped up to its full productivity, allowing to declare the performance test start on December 15th, only 13 days after the hot test completion.
The test lasted 120 hours, during which the plant performed well above its target figures.
The productivity was 112% of the guaranteed value showing a metallization >94% and a carbon content >3%, a feature only achievable with the ENERGIRON technology.