Number Two Blast Furnace Replacement of Copper Staves
August 2020 - September 2020 / WSN Construction
WSN Construction responsibilities include:
Arcelor Mittal Dofasco (AMD) – Hamilton – #2 Blast Furnace Replacement of (30) Row 4 Copper Staves
Previous installations of this nature were done with workers entering into the furnace. This installation is a “First in Canada” that will be done by “Hot Change” method where the furnace is blown down & will be no entry into the furnace. Stave changes were made from outside shell only.
Scope of work also includes removal & replacement of distribution chute, tuyere piping & temperature probes
Major portions of work were carried out 24 hours a day during outage/shutdown
Field trade work involves piping, electrical, boilermaker, ironwork, millwrighting, bricklayers, carpenters, painters, insulators, refractory.