MMK commissions new air separation unit
The unit is capable of producing 35,000 cubic meters of industrial oxygen and 30,000 cubic meters of pure nitrogen, as well as about 1,000 cubic meters of argon per hour to meet MMK’s needs.
The need to enhance the air separation capacities arose in connection with the overall development of MMK’s capacities. The unit will not only cover the production needs in the air separation products, but will also directly produce these gases under pressure, without the use of additional oxygen or nitrogen compressors. This will save about 10 megawatts of electricity per hour. In percentage terms, the savings will be 10% compared to existing units.
The unit symbolizes the latest developments in cryogenic engineering. It was produced by the company Cryogenmash.
MMK is one of the world's largest steel producers and a leading Russian metals company. The company's operations in Russia include a large steel-producing complex encompassing the entire production chain, from the preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products with a predominant share of high-value-added products. In 2017, the company produced 12.9 million tonnes of crude steel and 11.6 million tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2017 of USD 7,546 million and EBITDA of USD 2,032 million.
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