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Workshop: Site Management

On 14th of February, the mixed team of people of the companies Mettop, PolyMet Solutions and UrbanGold had the great chance to get taught the most essential things regarding site management.

Held by Mr. Hans Dietmaier from the company HMD Consulting, the workshop was intended to give professional insight to site management based on long years of experience.

The participants absorbed all the information provided and however, had one or the other laugh with all the practical examples and use cases.

The entire team would like to thank Mr. Dietmaier for this very comprehensive and interesting workshop.

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IL-B2001 - Decrease of minimum operational temperature to -10 °C

Recent R&D development could now distinctly lower the crystallization temperature of IL-B2001 for ensuring a minimum operational temperature of -10 °C. 

However, the real crystallization temperature is well below - 30 °C.

The new additives makes an operation in cold environment possible without additional heating elements and diminishes the need of  insulation of piping and components. 


Mettop GmbH, founded in 2005, is an independent Austrian engineering company, specialised in the design, optimisation, and engineering of technologies for metallurgical processes. It is active in the field of pyro- as well as hydrometallurgy of non-ferrous metals and recently also started with innovative cooling systems for the iron and steel industry.

The scope of services comprises of optimisation solutions in the area of furnace integrity, combining refractory selection and layout, gas purging systems and cooling elements. In the field of hydrometallurgy, a new electrolysis technology - the METTOP-BRX Technology - was developed and is in operation to allow an acceleration of the electrolytic refining of up to 50 percent. For all metallurgical aggregates and equipment, Mettop developed the new and water-free cooling technology ILTEC, that uses an ionic liquid as cooling medium,  to create new pathways towards safe and efficient cooling for the entire metallurgical industry.

In addition, Mettop is internationally active in terms of technical consulting (process optimisation) and operator training for customers in the non-ferrous metals industry, and also assists in the optimisation of risk management in metallurgical plants. 

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