45º Ironmaking / 16º Iron Ore / 3º Agglomeration — vol. 45, num.45 (2015)
Danieli complemented its wide range of production plants for the iron and steel industry with a further step upstream into iron ore pelletizing and beneficiation. Danieli has engineered and constructed a state of the art and fully automated pilot plant facility – pot grate and sinter box – at Altos Hornos de Mexico S.A. (AHMSA) Pelletizing Plant, Monclova, Mexico. Installation and commissioning were completed in October 2009. Key features of the pot grate include the avoidance of the need for operator intervention during the test, automatic system preheat, absence of dead time, heat recuperation system with an air/air heat exchanger, oxygen control in preheating and firing with zirconia oxygen analyzer, possibility to test deep beds up to 625 mm. A series of projects have been accomplished by AHMSA availing of the pot grate facility with the aim to enhance pellet plant productivity and to reduce operating costs. The results obtained by use of Danieli pot grate combined with the experience and skill of plant operators has shown significant technical and economical benefits thus fully justifying the initial investment made by AHMSA and confirming the importance of having an in-house testing facility in order to optimize industrial plant operations.
Pot grate, Productivity enhancement, Pelletizing plant
DANIELI NEW POT GRATE TESTING FACILITIES: A CASE STUDY – AHMSA PELLET PLANT
In: 45º Ironmaking / 16º Iron Ore / 3º Agglomeration,
Rio de Janeiro,
ISSN: 2594-357X , DOI 10.5151/4444-4444-26222