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Pyrometallurgy

Metnet Pyrometallurgy infrastructure covers all unit operations from material preparation to casting, TRL 5-7. However, the pilot plants of Metnet have facilities that range from laboratory scale to industrial operating environment.

Characterisation and process control  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Dust meters-automatic
IMN
contact
Gas analysers
IMN
O² (0-21 %), CO (0-5 %), NO (0-3000 ppm),
SO² (0-5000 ppm)
contact
Gas analysers
IMN
SO² (0-5000 ppm)
contact
Portable mercury analyser EMP-2
IMN
0.3 L/min,range: 0~1,000 µg/m³,
resolution: 0.1 µg/m³
contact

Off gas treatment  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Bag house filter
Elkem
6000 m³n/h
PDFcontact
Fabric filter
Swerea MEFOS
8000 m³n/h
PDFcontact
Bag house filter, Ameco
Elkem
33800 m³n/h
PDFcontact
Electrostatic precipitator
Swerea MEFOS
4200 m3n/h
PDFcontact
Gas absorption scrubber
Elkem
1500 m³n/h
PDFcontact
Gas absorption scrubber
Swerea MEFOS
4500 m3n/h
PDFcontact
High pressure venturi scrubber
Swerea MEFOS
21000 m³n/h
PDFcontact

Infrastructure and support  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Closed cooling water systemSwerea MEFOS
2*400 m³n/h
PDF
contact
Desulphurisation installation
IMN
2000 m³ gas/h
contact
Double girder traverse crane
Elkem
10/3.5 ton
contact
Double girder traverse crane
Elkem
16/3.5 ton
contact
Overhead crane
Swerea MEFOS
27/50/50 ton
PDFcontact
Blast furnace gas infrastructure
Swerea MEFOS
2500 m³n/h, 1.1 bar
WWWcontact
Compressed air infrastructure
Swerea MEFOS
600 m³n/h, 8 bar
PDFcontact
Nitrogen infrastructure
Swerea MEFOS
2500 m³n/h, 16 bar
PDFcontact
Oxygen infrastructure
Swerea MEFOS
3000 m³n/h, 16 bar
PDFcontact
Propane infrastructure
Swerea MEFOS
400 kg/h, 13 bar
PDFcontact
Powder injection equipment
Swerea MEFOS
0.25 -3 m³
PDFcontact

Material preparation  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Materials handling system
Swerea MEFOS
1 ton/h
PDFcontact
Cylindrical briquetting machine
IMN
0.5 t/hcontact
Hutt Cs25 briquetting machine
Elkem
50-300 kg/h
PDFcontact
Rollers briquetting press
CRM
450 kg/h
PDFcontact
Pilot pelletizing disc
Elkem

1500 mm Ø
PDFcontact
Granulators
IMN
3 t/hcontact
Shredders, Wichary
IMN
0.25 t/h
contact
Fluff extrusion compactor
CRM3 ton/h
contact
Homogenisation "bedding"
CRM40*200 L
contact
Screeners
IMN
0.1 t/hcontact
Separators
IMN
150 kg/h
contact
Electrodynamic separators
IMN
0.25 t/h
contact
Vertical intensive mixer
CRM400 L
contact

Thermal processing  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Fluidised bed
Swerea MEFOS
60 kg/h
PDF
WWW
contact
Gas furnace, Waelz
IMN
1250 ºC, 60-100 kg/h, natural gas 40 Nm3/h
PDFcontact
Gravimetric single screw powder feeder
ERAMET
4500 L/h
contact
Gravimetric twin screw powder feeder
ERAMET
170 L/h
contact
High pressure fixed bed for thermo-conversion
CRM

35 L
PDFcontact
Nabertherm heating cabinet
Elkem

2 m³, 1350 °C max. temp
PDFcontact
Multiple hearth furnace (batch)CRM20 L
PDFcontact
Multiple hearth furnace (continuous)CRM200 kg/h, 600 kwPDFcontact
Rotary hearth furnace
CRM100 kg/h, 600 kw
PDFcontact
Rotary kiln
CRM100 kg/h, 200 kw
contact
Rotary kiln
ERAMET
300 kg/h
contact
Rotary kiln
Elkem
300 kg/h
JPGcontact
Sintering pilot
ERAMETcontact
Sintering pot and ancillary equipment
CRM200 kg
PDFcontact
Vertical tube furnace
Swerea MEFOS
100 g
PDFcontact
Ore slurry tanks
ERAMET9 m³
contact

S(melting)  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Electric arc - resistance furnaces
IMN
100 kW, 1400 ºC, 200 kg of slagcontact
Electric arc - resistance furnaces
IMN
80 kW, 1400 ºC, 50 kg of slag
contact
Electric arc furnace
Swerea MEFOS
AC, 4.9 MVA, 10 ton
PDFcontact
Electric arc furnace
Swerea MEFOS
DC, 4.9 MVA, 5 ton
PDFcontact
Electric arc furnace
Elkem

DC, 600 kW, 1 electrode
PDFcontact
Electric arc furnace
Elkem

DC, 800 kW, 2 electrodes
PDFcontact
EAF pilot station (High Impedance)
ERAMET
700 kW
contact
EAF pilot station (Low Impedance)
ERAMET
1.5 MW
contact
Electric arc furnace
ERAMET
200 kW, 0.5 m²
contact
Electric arc furnace
ERAMET
800 kW, 1.2 m²
contact
Electric arc furnace, rectangular
ERAMET
800 kW, 3 m²
contact
Gas furnace - Cupellation
IMN
1200 ºC, 400 kg of Cu, Natural gas 20 Nm3/h
contact
Gas furnace - refining Pb
IMN
700 ºC, 800 kg of Pb, Natural gas 40 Nm3/hcontact
Gas furnace - rotary rocking
IMN
1400 ºC, 500 kg of slag or 800 kg of Cu, Natural gas 60 Nm3/hcontact
Induction furnace
IMN
90 kW, 1600 ºC, 12 kg Cu, 50 kg Fecontact
Induction furnace
Swerea MEFOS
150 kg
PDFcontact
Induction furnace
Swerea MEFOS
4000 kg
PDFcontact
Induction furnace
ERAMET
150 kW, 23 dm³
contact
Induction furnace
CRM100 kW, 80 kg Fe
contact
Induction furnace
CRM
200 kW, 300 kg Fecontact
Induction furnace
CRM125 kW, 350 kg Fe
contact
Induction furnace
Elkem

250 kW, 0.35 ton Fe
PDFcontact
Induction furnace
Elkem600 kW, 1.5 ton Fe
PDFcontact
Vacuum induction furnace
Swerea MEFOS
60 kg
PDFcontact
Vaccum induction furnaceCRM100 kg Fe
contact
Vaccum induction furnaceCRM3 x 30 kg Fe (incremental castings)contact
Oil furnace - TSL
IMN
1400 ºC, 200 kg of slag or 300 kg of metal, fuel oil 15 L/h

contact
Resistance furnace
Swerea MEFOS
70 kg
WWWcontact
Rotary melting kiln
CRM80 kW, 100 kg Al
contact
Universal converter
Swerea MEFOS
6 ton
PDFcontact

Casting and solidification  

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Continuous casting simulator
Swerea MEFOS

1.2*0.25*1 m (mould size), 0.6-1.5 m/min
PDF
WWW(sv)
contact
Continuous caster (vertical)CRM1 t steel, various mould sections, 1.5 m/min
PDFcontact
Misch moulds
ElkemSeveral types, pilot size
PDFcontact
Transport ladles
ElkemDifferent types and volumes
PDFcontact