Balance material selection and handling to increase your ladle performance and increase productivity. Honestly, …when was the last time that the ladle performance and handling was reviewed in detail? …you accept that ladle performance could be better, but nothing is critical right now? …you have no clue what we are talking about, the ladles just work? Our offer We are metallurgists – we realize the importance of well-functioning ladles in a high-productivity metal production plant. The ladle fleet is more than a lubricant that keeps the metal moving towards the casting operations – it is close related to the processing operations and the plant logistics, and, represent a significant part […]
The slag carry-over between process areas is one of the events with major quality and processing influence that still remains uncontrolled in most metal producing plants. An unknown quantity of slag carry-over between process areas will influence on both quality, processing and production. Quality Slag carry-over in most cases means to introduce an oxidizing slag into a reducing processing step. The following uncontrolled and undesired reoxidation will influence negatively on the product inner quality, with a likelihood of additional formation of non-metallic inclusions in the final product. Processing Introduction of additional oxygen into a process step is detrimental to all operations to be performed under reducing conditions, e.g. alloying and […]
Break-out of liquid metal from a ladle during processing or transportation is a very dangerous event with equipment damages, loss of production and potentially fatal outcome. Ruukki has taken measures to minimize risks by ensure early detection of a dangerous event. Thus, actions can be taken in due time and break-out of liquid metal avoided. Read the Ruuki case-story recently published in our knowledge section.
The European Commission has approved funding (€ 6 million) to improve recovery of rare earth metals from electronic scrap and iron ore tailings. The research project, named REECover, is co-ordinated by Norweigan University of Science and Technology with several European partners. Metsol contributes in the project with know-how in pyro-metallurgical operations and will assist in the develoment of the final pyro-metallurgical processing of the upgraded waste. For more information read a brief article in the magazine Recycling International. Contact Mårten Görnerup at Metsol for a more in-depth discussion.
Metsol has been awarded a contract for consultancy services by Ovako Bar AB, part of the Ovako group. The services supplied include project management and metallurgical expertise for the recently approved investment in a new continuous casting machine (CCM) in the Smedjebacken steel plant (Smedjebacken, Sweden). Please visit Ovako web page for more info (in Swedish). Metsol has earlier been involved in the preparational phases of this CCM-project including technical feasibility study and technical purchasing assistance. – “We are very grateful to Ovako that they have given us this chance to follow the project from start to finish. It is an honour and great reponsibility to be part of one of the major investments in liquid metals […]