Qatar Steel is dedicated to its continued economic success, while maintaining a foundation of social and environmental responsibilities. Key to this priority is the company’s commitment to achieving operational excellence, through constant innovation to improve efficiency in-hand with sustainable development criteria.
Operational Efficiency Highlights 2017:
The oxygen jets were upgraded by the in-house facilities in order to conserve energy in the EAF3 fume extraction system that was commissioned in 2016. In addition, the Continuous Emission Monitoring System installation was successfully commissioned to monitor and control the dust emission levels at EAF3 plant.
All conveying systems in Qatar Steel’s DR1 plant were introduced with wind guard protection. This project works to eliminate fugitive dust emissions and raw material and product loss.
In order to ensure the energy optimization probabilities in all of the high energy consumption sources and to comply with the statutory requirements from KAHRAMAA, Qatar Steel engaged in a consultancy service for power factor improvements.
To monitor and control the probable loss of natural gas and to identify the source of massive fire incidents, Qatar Steel’s gas leak detection stations identified 22 leaks across 11 locations as part of a quantitative risk assessment.
Qatar Steel introduced SO2 and NOX monitoring systems at EAF5 main furnace de-dusting system to monitor and control dust emission levels to ambient levels. This project is under progress and is expected to be completed by mid of 2018.
Qatar Steel conducted a feasibility study and revamped the cold briquetting plant’s dust collection system.