The JSC Metallurgical Plant in the name of Serov A.K, an enterprise of the metallurgical complex UGMK, plans to implement the production of argon by the end of current year, a gas which is a necessary component for the treatment of steel in a stove-scoop.

The size of the unit is quite impressive: the height of construction stands at 60 metres, while the overall weight is around 120 tons. Prior to its assembly, a number of factors including wind strength were taken into account.

Building of the argon block at the JSC Metallurgical Plant in the name of Serov A.K. is conducted within the framework of the second stage of building of the air separation unit. Previously at the metallurgical plant, the technological process for the acceleration of smelting came at the considerable expense of electric power resources.

An oxygen workshop for the air separation unit was brought into action in 2006 within the framework of an erection project at the JSC Metallurgical Plant in the name of Serov A.K. of the steel-smelting complex.