In addition, it was possible to significantly accelerate the process of bottling blister copper from the anode furnace
. Now the melting unit is under heating less time to maintain the desired melt temperature, which saves fuel oil.
The series II sulfuric acid system and the bismuth recovery system from converter smelting gas were completed and put into production, the smelting (refining) main workshop building (including the ancillary span was completed, installation of the 4# converter (major equipment for smelting) and the anode furnace
also commenced, and the construction of the converter heat recovery furnace, anode furnace
disc casting machine and series III oxygen station was basically completed and gradually progressed to equipment installation.
Some specific topics include heat exchange within the working space of an electric nickel anode refining furnace, new casting methods for anode copper, pyrometallurgical refining of copper in an anode furnace
, and minor element control by vacuum calcination and recycling of copper smelter dust.
It's believed a malfunction in the number two anode furnace
resulted in a spill of blister copper.
* New: blending storage; dryers; Outokumpu flash furnace; converters; overhead cranes; anode furnace
; 100-mt/hr anode caster; oxygen plant; and purification plants for electrolyte and process gas;
Caisson 08-668-89 upper Anode furnace
(steel) - 6 pcs.
The resulting matte proceeds to granulation, grinding and drying and is then fed to the flash converting furnace for conversion to blister copper, which goes via the anode furnace
to anode casting.
This latest expansion cost $A88 million and included the sinking of the new Robinson shaft, the installation of Australia's largest autogenous mill, additions to the flotation sections, two new CCD thickeners, an electric slag-cleaning furnace, a new anode furnace
gas cleaning plant, additional electro-refining cells and new evaporation ponds.
Tenders are invited for Refractory materials for anode furnace
Tenders are invited for Annual Maintenance contract For Refractory Work At Gcp Smelter Refractory Maintenance |Obs Tuyere blockjap hole block repairing, replacement,Burner block replacement Work, Partial refractory brick lining Inside Anode furnace
,Miscellaneous refractory brick lining and castable lining outside furnace area
CSIRO first applied the Sirosmelt lance to tin smelting and fuming but in the late 1970s also applied it to lead slag reduction, copper concentrate smelting, and reduction of copper anode furnace
slag and converter slag (the latter two in conjunction with MIM).
Thus, to avoid this wastage and improve production efficiency, EGA operators of the carbon anode furnace
will use the computational tool developed through our research collaboration to help identify optimal parameters such as temperature of the furnace and time spent baking that will lead to high quality anodes.