The Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant (OEMK, part of Metalloinvest) hosted the grand opening of the steelmaking scientific and technical laboratory of the Starooskol Technological Institute of NUST MISIS.
participation of the Governor of the Belgorod Region Yevgeny Savchenko, General Director of the Management Company Metalloinvest Andrey Varichev and Rector of NUST MISIS Alevtina Chernikova.
“This is a unique laboratory that unites production and scientific potential for the innovative development of OEMK and the entire metallurgical industry in Russia,” said Evgeny Savchenko. - I would like to thank the Metalloinvest company and STI NUST MISIS for the creation of this laboratory, and wish you success in scientific research and development of new types of steel.
“The new laboratory has opened up a wide field for OEMK for research and experimentation, making it possible to accelerate the development of innovative, high-tech steel grades, unique alloys,” said Andrey Varichev, CEO of Metalloinvest Management Company. - The laboratory provides an opportunity for young scientists, engineers, novice researchers to carry out experiments in production, to test their ideas in practice. We are proud of the future metallurgists who study at MISiS, one of the leading universities in Russia, which occupies a high position in international rankings. You are the future of national science and industry! "
“I want to thank Evgeny Stepanovich Savchenko - he inspired us to create this laboratory,” said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS. - Thanks to Andrey Vladimirovich Varichev and Andrey Alekseevich Ugarov for supporting the creation of the laboratory. Words of gratitude to our scientists and teachers who solve innovative problems and prepare specialists of the future. During the pilot period, the laboratory team developed three steel grades. Our colleagues at OEMK highly appreciated this work. "
Joint investments of NUST MISIS Metalloinvest in the creation of the laboratory amounted to more than 60 million rubles. The core of the laboratory was a vacuum induction furnace with a maximum load of 60 kg. It makes it possible to quickly carry out experimental melts in small volumes, which are impossible in the industrial 150-ton furnaces of OEMK. In the conditions of a steel laboratory, special steels and alloys of complex composition can be produced. Vacuum treatment will remove impurities of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, trace impurities of non-ferrous metals, and obtain a high-purity metal that meets the requirements of special metallurgy.