, Volume 58, Issue 9–10, pp 746–751 | Cite as

Sinter Production at the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine: Traditions, Innovations, Growth

  • S. V. Filatov
  • I. F. Kurunov
  • S. N. Grachev
  • N. A. Titov
  • D. N. Tikhonov

The Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant was built in the 1930s and made foundry iron for machine-building plants, but during the 1960s and 1970s it became a metallurgical combine having the most modern and largest sinter plant and blast furnaces in the USSR. Equipment modernization and improvements to the technologies that are used increased the productivity of the sinter plant by 25%. The productivity of the combine’s blast furnaces has increased 20% thanks to an improvement to the quality of the coke and sinter during 2013–2014, and the new blast furnace Rossiyanka, built in 2011, is setting a new record for productivity – 87–89 tons/m2 per day.


sinter plant sinter technology blast furnace modernization capacity coke quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Filatov
    • 1
  • I. F. Kurunov
    • 1
  • S. N. Grachev
    • 1
  • N. A. Titov
    • 1
  • D. N. Tikhonov
    • 1
  1. 1.Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine (NLMK)LipetskRussia

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