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Steel News December 02, 2019 01:30:31 PM

U.S. Steel Restarts Gary Works Furnace Operations

Paul Ploumis
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Crews have been working for past several days to remove the water.
U.S. Steel Restarts Gary Works Furnace Operations

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Pittsburgh-based steelmaker U.S. Steel announced that it expects to restore the blast furnace operations at its Gary Works mill.

On Wedesday, the company had reported leak in a pipe that brings water to cool furnaces and other steel-making equipment. This had resulted in flooding at the facility, near to blast furnace operations. As a precaution, the company had stopped operation of blast furnaces, on fears that exposure of super-heated metal to cold water could lead to explosions. Crews have been working for past several days to remove the water.

 

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According to sources, the water disruption has already been resolved and the repairs and maintenance team is in the process of restarting auxiliary assets within the steelmaking complex.