Large Bell Recovery & Replacement Edgar Thomson Works, No.1 Blast Furnace Pittsburgh, PA
The Large Bell at No.1 Blast Furnace at the Edgar Thomson works failed at the large bell rod, causing the Large Bell to fall into the furnace burden, forcing an immediate shutdown to the blast furnace. Songer Services responded to the emergency by recovering the bell and reinstalling the furnace top components back into working order.
There was no specific timeframe or anchoring budget for such an emergency. We exceeded customer expectations with our planning process, our end-to-end ability to execute both the Large Bell recovery and furnace component rebuild, and our overall project turnaround time in order to return Blast Furnace #1 to start-up and iron production.