The International Congress of Blast Furnace Metallurgists is the largest industry event, which is attended by managers and experts of iron and steel producers, coke and by-product plants and mechanical engineering companies, representatives of design companies and R&D institutes.
In 2018, the Congress was organized by the International Union of Blast Furnace Metallurgists (LLC MSD-KADP), METPROM and EVRAZ NTMK. METPROM was a primary sponsor.
About 180 managers and experts in the field of sinter-coke-BF production from Russia, the CIS countries, Europe and Asia attended the congress, which was held in September 2018 at the premises of EVRAZ NTMK.
Attendees discussed ways to improve existing BF technologies, methods for introducing alternative ironmaking technologies, as well as IT, environmentally friendly and resource-saving techniques aimed at product quality and production efficiency improvement. The results of innovative projects implemented by the largest steel plants were discussed.
On the last day of the congress, the attendees visited EVRAZ NTMK's BF No. 7; METPROM was a general designer in this project.