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US Steel Plans Q4 Outage at Mon Valley Works

Written by David Schollaert

US Steel is planning a 21-day maintenance outage on its No. 3 blast furnace at its Mon Valley Works in western Pennsylvania, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Steel Market Update (SMU).

US SteelThe outage, scheduled for mid-October, will be used to apply shotcrete – a sprayed concrete – and other standard upkeep. The furnace is located at US Steel’s Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, Pa.

Mon Valley Works has two blast furnaces: No. 1 and No. 3. The No. 1 furnace has daily ironmaking capacity of approximately 3,200 tons. The No. 3 furnace has daily capacity of approximately 2,900 tons.

The plant is also currently undertaking additional maintenance, in-line with its continuous improvement efforts, including rehab and efficiency work to water lines, and rebuilding cooling towers. This work will not impact production, the spokeswoman said.

Edgar Thomson produces liquid metal, which is cast into steel slabs. Those slabs are then railed to the company’s Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, Pa., where they are rolled into steel sheet.

SMU has updated its blast furnace status table, found by clicking here, to reflect the development.

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