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New LD(BOF) converter from Primetals Technologies enters service at ArcelorMittal Hochfeld

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At the end of January, a new LD(BOF) converter constructed by Primetals Technologies in a turnkey

project entered service at the German steel producer ArcelorMittal Hochfeld GmbH. It has a tapping

weight of 150 metric tons and replaces the previous "K2" converter. The converter is suspended by

means of the maintenance-free Vaicon Link 2.0. This flexible and rugged suspension system ensures

smooth load-bearing and compensates for heat-related deformations. A newly developed device for

horizontal measuring and sampling from the tilted converter has also been installed. Primetals

Technologies had received the order in mid-2016.