£300,000 saving for Sheffield factory

A Sheffield-based steel plant is hoping to save £300,000 a year on its fume extraction energy costs. The Outokumpu plant, built in 1977, had been using the original equipment until […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A Sheffield-based steel plant is hoping to save £300,000 a year on its fume extraction energy costs.

The Outokumpu plant, built in 1977, had been using the original equipment until supplier ABB installed a new system for a £1.6 million contract.

The processes generate large quantities of fumes and dust, requiring an efficient extraction system. Four extraction ducts, lead to a common mixing chamber. From here, the air is extracted by four 1200 kW centrifugal extraction fans.

It believes the new parts will also help it meet its environmental commitments by saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.