Safety is everything – at least sometimes

Safety is everything – at least sometimes

Is safety always on top of the agenda? Do managers pin-point safety-KPI’s on weekly meetings? Does your foreman stress the importance of wearing protective gear? Very well then, but have you prepare for the big disasters? Small incidents and near-misses are crucial information in order to identify the real hazards since we all know there are at least ten incidents on every accident. This is important to realize and very useful in order to make sure protective measures are taken. But what about those rare occations with potential catastrophic consequences? The ones happening maybe once every second year and then mostly in a safe place? Ladle break-out is not that common and mostly happens when people […]

Ruukki Ladle Monitoring

Ruukki Ladle Monitoring

Read about how Ruukki monitors ladles in the ladle furnace operation to ensure a safe operation and avoid break-out. Metal break-out during procesing is a potentially dangerous event which occurs when least expected. The liquid metal penetrateing the ladle refractory and steel sheel will not only result in major ladle damages but in the worst case scenario loss of lives may occur. Even less dramatic events may be extremely costly in terms of damage equipments and loss of production tonnage. The Finnish steel producer Ruukki have decided to take safety first and monitor the ladle furnace operations to avoid dangerous situations. -“In our production personnel safety, production stability, and delivery accuracy […]

Ruukki monitors ladles to increase safety

Ruukki monitors ladles to increase safety

Break-out of liquid metal from a ladle during processing or transportation is a very dangerous event with equipment damages, loss of production and potentially fatal outcome. Ruukki has taken measures to minimize risks by ensure early detection of a dangerous event. Thus, actions can be taken in due time and break-out of liquid metal avoided. Read the Ruuki case-story recently published in our knowledge section.