TMT Tap hole opener at TKSE

Picture: TMT single motion taphole opener as installed at TKSE Hamborn


thyssenkrupp Steel Europe operates blast furnace 9 at the Duisburg-Hamborn site with a working volume of approx.1,850 m³.

During a routine inspection of the taphole opener a serious damage of main bearing of the swivelling device was found after more than 30 years of operation. The repair was planned for September but now had to be carried out immediately due to the operational requirements of customer. Together in a team with TKSE employees the taphole opener was changed and put back into operation within 4 days under complex conditions. The campaign was successfully carried out to the full satisfaction of TKSE and all those involved.



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TMT - Tapping Measuring Technology - a joint venture between DANGO & DIENENTHAL and PAUL WURTH, two globally renowned companies operating in the iron and steel market, draws on decades of experience and comprehensive expertise to develop ground-breaking solutions for tapping-, measuring- and process technology used in blast furnaces and ferro-alloy furnaces. Our prime objective is to offer our customers equipment with the highest ROI rates in our industry.