Main fan VOD-30m2, manufactured by Corum Druzhkovka Machine-Building Plant has been commissioned at Ingulets Iron Ore Enrichment Works (Metinvest). The fan will provide the works with fresh air for at least 14 years.
VOD-30m2 fan is meant to replace the outdated VOD-30ms, which has been in service at InGOK for 25 years and is now at the end of its useful life. New VOD-30m2 has a good chance to become the same “long-liver”.
- Fans are the type of equipment that has to meet very demanding standard requirements: too large overall dimensions make it impossible to transport fan as an assembled unit; so it is shipped knocked down to be assembled on site, - comments Aleksndr Dyatlov, Corum Group Chief Product officer. – When such items are manufactured, special attention has to be paid to the connections of the parts to make assembly as short as possible. And here we are the experts: almost a half of the mines across the former Soviet Union are equipped with fans manufactured by Corum.
Axial fan VOD-30m2 is intended for main ventilation of mines and coal pits with occurrence depth down to 500 meters, as well as for other uses at steel, chemical and other industrial plants to move air and nonaggressive gases. Its capacity makes up to 270 m3 / sec. Its draw-down pressure is circa 5700 Pa.
VOD-30m2 fan for InGOK has been designed to match the existing ventilation ductwork, and it will be installed on old foundations left from its predecessor VOD-30ms. Connecting the new fan to the existing ducts and using old foundations will save installation time and costs.
It should be remembered, that last year Corum implemented two large projects: accomplishment of “turnkey” construction of the main ventilation plant with two axial fans VO-42,5RZ at Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex and manufacturing of centrifugal fan VRTsD-4,5 for “Dniprovska” mine of DTEK Pavlogradvugillya. The equipment was manufactured by Corum Druzhkovka Machine-Building Plant.