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Monometer Holdings Ltd.: Copper Melting and Refining

Lesedauer: min

MONOMETER’s latest installation in the Ural Mountains of the Russian federation has been successfully completed with commissioning to be carried out over the next few months. Monometer has undertaken the complete design and layout of the installation

In this area of Russia the outside temperature may reach -40 deg C in the winter so the whole plant including the filter system has been designed to operate inside. 

This innovative project deploys the use of efficient Monometer Rotary technology incorporating the refinement of Oxyfuel burners and porous plug diffusion.  This is an opportunity to combine Monometer expertise in close partnership with the experts in the field of copper granule production.  Monometer supplied the turnkey installation including the furnace system, charger and bag house filter system – specifically targeting the elimination of copper dust from the hygiene air surrounding the furnace.

The work is part of the modernisation programme of a local company.

The copper converter plant is made up of a 5.5-tonne liquid copper Monometer rotary tilting furnace and refractory lining, which cycles in 4 – 6 hours.  The design includes the furnace charging system, porous gas diffusion technology for the refining process, Oxyfuel burner system, exhaust filter for all particulates and fines including hooding, settler, bag filter, exhaust and all ducts, also the fluxing agents injector, and consumable spare parts. 

The challenges of meeting the Russian import documentation including GOST certification were handled in the offices at Monometer House.

The photograph shows overall layout of the installation just before commissioning.