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KZOTSM continues to improve energy efficiency

24 September 2014

Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company continues to implement a program designed to increase enterprise efficiency — at the moment this kind of work is being done on KZOTSM (Kirov factory for processing non-ferrous metals), which is part of UGKM. The main goal of the program is to optimize the use of energy resources while reducing their losses, the need for information on the «no» depending on steadily increasing prices for services provided by monopolies in the field of fuel and energy resources.

Over the past 3 years, the company's management provides a number of measures aimed at increasing energy efficiency and energy efficiency — in particular, the action program was introduced, based on the rejection of the use of steam due to the transition of processes to other energy sources. According to Denis Simon, who is deputy chief engineer of the Kirov plant, replacement of steam for heating by electricity pickling solutions was made in rolling-forging and rolling mills. Changes applied to the bathrooms and lentotravilnym machines, moreover, in the last heating process in air-drying belt and transferred from the steam to electrical substrate.

As a result of change of the three operated drying chambers arranged on the timber portion, the two realigned with the ability to use electricity instead of steam during heating. In addition, it was replaced maslopodvalov-extinguishing systems in rolling mills, located in the rolling-forging and rolling mills. The operation was launched gas boiler, designed for technological processes in the decomposition of the emulsion at the treatment facilities of the enterprise.

Perform steps designed program allows, since January last year, completely cut off the use of steam in industrial processes. At the same time savings for the year amounted to about 31 million. RUB. There was also replaced lighting fixtures with energy-saving lamps, from industrial processes could isolate little applied or no unused equipment, have been carried out, and other improvements. As a result, since 2012, the company saved electricity in the amount of 913 600 kW / h of thermal energy in the amount of 77,248 Gcal, water in the amount of 360 000 m³.

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