Clean air is guaranteed
Four state-of-the-art dust extraction and collection facilities ensure that all flue gases produced are collected and carried safely through an adequate piping system from the ovens and from the factory halls to the filtering facility. The total aspiration capacity of about 2.3 million m³ of air per hour ensures that almost all the dust produced is captured and piped to the filters. The dust content of the air discharged from four filter systems is checked in real time and digitally recorded. A constant monitoring of the process guarantees compliance with the legal dust limit levels. Furthermore measurements are taken at regular intervals to confirm that TA Luft regulations (i.e. the German air pollution control directive) are effectively met.
Environmental programme is highly effective
The results of deposit measurements carried out by the Bavarian State Authority for the Environment and the Augsburg District Office show a clear tendency since 2007 and clearly substantiate the effectiveness of the environmental programme of LSW. All taken measurements fall significantly (by at least 60%) below the immission and assessment values indicated by TA Luft and by the German Federal Directive on Soil Purity which can be taken as an authoritative legal basis for the measurements. And this is valid for all ten measurement points in the steel plant area.
Through regular communication of measurement data we achieve transparency for authorities and citizens and guarantee safety to all.