Republic Steel flips switch on 150-ton EF

Nov 26, 2013 | 04:39 PM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Tags  Republic Steel, special bar quality, SBQ, electric-arc furnace, EF, furnace commissioning, capital project, Jaime Vigil Lorain mill

NEW YORK — Special bar quality (SBQ) producer Republic Steel has begun hot commissioning a new 150-ton electric-arc furnace (EF) at its Lorain, Ohio, plant, the company said.

"The new EF has just entered a trial phase with the first heat," a Republic spokesman told AMM Nov. 26. "The charge composition was 100-percent scrap."....

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