International community, he said, was also satisfied with the policy of converting furnace
oil run plants to coal based ones as the Asian Development Bank had supported Jamshoro coal based plant.
oil based power plants to Thar coal can help save around six billion dollars being spent on import of furnace oil which is around 40 per cent of the energy mix, it said.
Falconbridge Limited (TSX: FL) announced today that it has shut down copper smelting operations at its Kidd Creek metallurgical facility in Timmins, Ontario due to an unexpected failure of the converting furnace roof cooling elements.
A water leak developed on the cooling system for the converting furnace roof," stated Daniel Picard, General Manager of the Kidd Metallurgical Division.
The second stage of the program is the expansion and modernization of the Company's copper smelter at Ilo, Peru, which will consist of installation of a new single line flash smelting furnace and a single line flash converting furnace
to process approximately 1.
Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) announced on Friday, 8 January 1999, the flash converting furnace
at Kennecott Utah Copper's smelter experienced a failure, resulting in some damage to the furnace.
The Ilo smelter project will consist of installation of a new single line flash smelting furnace and a single line flash converting furnace
to process 1.
At the same time, the opportunity will be taken to rebrick the flash converting furnace
, requiring it to be offline for a total of 22 days.
Copper matte -- the molten copper metal from the flash smelting furnace -- is quenched in water and granulated instead of transferred by ladle and overhead crane, Granulation and storage of the matte provides for independent operation of both the smelting and converting furnaces
, allowing each to operate at peak efficiency.