TOGETHER CREATING THE FUTURE PATHWAYS FOR THE ILTEC TECHNOLOGY
HIGHLY PROMISING OUTCOME FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS OF METTOP, POLYMET SOLUTIONS AND SMS GROUP.
On 24th of April, the final ILTEC workshop with people from Mettop, PolyMet Solutions and SMS group took place in at the SMS Meer location in Tarcento, Italy. It was the goal to identify application areas over the entire SMS group for the highly innovative cooling technology ILTEC. The workshop were held with experts in the iron and steel side as well as from the ferro-alloy and non-ferrous area of the SMS group premises in Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach, Hilchenbach, Beijing, Moscow, Pittsburgh, Delhi, Johannesburg and Tarcento.
More than 100 potential applications were so far identified mainly for:
- improving safety of metallurgical plants
- cooling of metallurgical vessels
- design of new processes
- development of new equipment such as instruments, lances, injectors
- energy recovery system
- hydraulic units
We would to thank SMS group for their hospitality but even more to all the participants for sharing their knowledge and experience and helping us creating the future pathways of ILTEC together.
ILTEC COOLING IN CONVERTER TUYERE ZONE
Revolutionary approach for significant lifetime extension
For our customer we designed a special copper cooler for tuyere cooling which is going to be installed for cooling altogether six tuyeres in the middle section of the converter tuyere lining. The cooler is based on the design of a CFM (composite furnace module) cooling element, in this case comprising of two individual copper parts connected with a steel construction. In between the copper parts, the AlCr-tuyere bricks are inserted and in the final construction stage the castable refractory mass in casted upon the copper fingers.
The ILTEC Technology, with the non-explosive and safe ionic liquid (IL-B2001) as a coolant media, guarantees best cooling performance in a safe manner whereby the special construction of the copper cooler and the copper fingers provide superior cooling of the AlCr-tuyere bricks and the surrounding area.
The first test assembly will go in operation in June 2018 for one of our customers from the copper industry.
ILTEC cooled tuyere zone in converters - a game changer in copper refining
Mettop GmbH 成立于 2005 年，是一家独立的奥地利工程公司，其专门从事冶金工艺领域技术的优化和开发。Mettop 涉足有色金属的火法冶金和湿法冶金领域，近年来还为钢铁行业开发创新冷却系统。
产品品种涵盖了设备可用性领域的优化解决方案，并将耐火材料选择和布局与气体冲洗系统及不同的冷却件搭配组合。在湿法冶金领域，开发出了一种新型电解技术（METTOP - BRX 技术），最高可将电解精炼生产率提高 50 ％。针对所有的冶金设备和冶金熔炼炉，Mettop 开发了创新的无水冷却技术 ILTEC，其将离子液体用作冷却介质，使整个冶金行业在安全高效的冷却方面有了一种新的方法。