Night shot of blast furnace 5 of ROGESA, image: Dillinger
Night shot of blast furnace 5 of ROGESA, image: Dillinger

Incident at the blast furnace of the Dillinger Hütte frightens citizens

Shortly before midnight yesterday evening, another incident occurred at the Dillinger Hütte. A pressure relief valve on blast furnace 4 of the ROGESA triggered. A large flame was seen over the stove.

Shortly before midnight yesterday evening, another incident occurred at the Dillinger Hütte. A pressure relief valve on blast furnace 4 of the ROGESA triggered. A large flame was seen over the stove.

As ROGESA reports, a pressure relief valve (bleeder) installed suddenly opened for such cases. This resulted in a bang and the visible ignition of the blast furnace gases.

According to ROGESA, no one was injured. There was no health risk. There was also no damage to the system.

In conclusion, ROGESA points out that as a result of this incident there may be visible emissions in the blast furnace area in the next few days.

There was already one in August Contamination / emission from an accident. Numerous residents complained of greasy soot particles in the air, which were reflected in the residents' belongings.

Picture sources:

  • Blast furnace 5 at night: Dillinger