Baghouse vibrators keep steel production levels steady
When baghouse dust buildup slowed steel production, installing vibrators returned levels to normal.
North Star Steel Co., St. Paul, Minn., a subsidiary of Cargill, operates ten facilities nationwide for steelmaking or rolling steel. The steelmaker's St. Paul mill produces high-quality carbon steel and alloy steel rounds for the construction industry and makers of industrial equipment. The raw materials consist of about 70 percent prompt industrial scrap [unused industrial scrap steel] and 30 percent frag [fragmented used scrap steel]. The steelmaker produces about 90 t/h of steel.