The refining shop of Kola Iron and Steel Works has started commissioning of the new technology to clear shop dust of lead.
This is a part of the investment project on unique nickel manufacture technology of arc-extraction. Instead of smelting nickel anodes the company will use nickel powder from tube-type furnaces.
The cost of the project is over 20 billion rubles. It will decrease operation costs and environment impact, at the same time improving the product quality.
The decrease of lead in raw materials that arrive at the nickel electrolysis shop for processing will allow retaining the high level of quality of the nickel. (Ukrainian metal)