NEW YORK A
blast furnace at ArcelorMittal SAs Indiana Harbor
facility is fully operational after experiencing an unplanned
outage Aug. 8, a company spokesman confirmed to
maintenance outage at the East Chicago, Ind., facilitys
No. 3 blast furnace was caused by a turbo blower failure (
amm.com, Aug. 14).
No. 3 and No. 4 blast furnaces alternated use of a single-turbo
blower over the course of the outage, as the furnaces share
some infrastructural components, AMM has been told. As
a result, the facility was able to keep both furnaces
operational, albeit not at full capacity.
to comment on the outages effect on production, but has
said customer supply wouldnt be impacted. The Indiana
Harbor facility has a total raw steelmaking capacity of 10
million tons annually, according to ArcelorMittals