Case Study: Polyglass VEF/VEHA Used to Protect Blast Furnace Stove Dome

The Industry

Steel Manufacture

The Challenge

India’s biggest private sector steel company – JSW Steel Ltd., operates several manufacturing plants in India and is a world leader in the supply of steel for the automotive, construction and energy markets. A contract to clean and corrosion protect the internal steelwork of a blast furnace stove dome at the company’s Dolvis steel manufacturing plant was putout to tender

The Solution

Kirloskar Corrocoat Private Ltd won the contract as it already
had an excellent reputation with JSW Steel, having used
Corrocoat products on the successful completion of a similar
contract at the companies Vijayanagar Steel Plant inBellary.
The massive stove dome at Dolvis, which holds the gases
used to heat blast furnaces is 10m diameter by 45m long –
in all a total of 1800 m2
. Was airless sprayed using Polyglass
VEF and for smaller areas where spraying was impractical,
VEHA was used – applied by brush.
Apaint system comprisingPolyglassVEF/VEHAis ideal for
this application as it offers superior resistance to chemical
attack, corrosion and high temperatures in the aggressive
atmospheric conditions encountered at the steel plant.

Results & Benefits

“Satisfied customers placing repeat orders are testament
to the quality of Corrocoat products,” says KCPL’s Chief
Executive – Jackie Dias. “As an existing customer, JSW Steel
is well aware of the advantages of using Corrocoat coatings
and our services, and has chosen KCPL as a preferred
provider of anti-corrosion services.”

Credentials

As one of the world’s leading names in anti-corrosion
technology, for over 40 years Corrocoat products have
provedthemselvesthroughoutengineeringandmanufacturing
markets, negating the effects of corrosion and abrasion
damage on a wide range of manufacturing plant, assemblies
and components.