BOF Off-Gas System Evaluation

Client: Arcelor-Mittal – Riverdale

Location: Chicago, IL

Evaluate the performance of the BOF off-gas system and make recommendations for incremental improvements. Assist Arcelor-Mittal in determining the most effective path forward to achieve the long term system performance goals.

Evaluate the existing primary off gas system
  • Develop fume collection system process flow diagram.
  • Provide Recommendations to improve operation of the cooling tower
    • Process design requirements of the cooling tower.
    • Spray lance arrangement and nozzle specifications
    • Cost estimate for the recommended modifications
  • Develop options to improve water-cooled hood performance
Evaluate the existing fugitive emission system
  • Field measurements to define current hood exhaust rates
  • Develop fume collection system process flow diagram
  • Provide recommendations to improve performance of the fugitive emission system
BOF Off Gas System Evaluation
BOF Primary System Flow Diagram
Project History

Cooling Tower Modifications
Updated BOF Off-Gas System Evaluation
Fugitive Emission System Improvements

June 2004
April 2013
March 2014

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