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Metso Outotec cuts environmental impact of smelting with modular Converter Hood System

Metso Outotec is launching a modular Converter Hood System for horizontal converter vessels used in the smelting process.

The new system, which is suitable for greenfield and brownfield installations, has an impressive SO2 (sulphur dioxide) gas capture capability of 99%, minimising the environmental impact, it says. The modular design enables quick on-site assembly, so the system is ready to use with minimum plant downtime.

Jonny Eliasson, Director, Precious Metals at Metso Outotec, said: “We are excited to launch the new Converter Hood System. Besides its excellent gas capture capability, the system design ensures a well-controlled ingress air flow that improves process gas quality. The primary converter hood’s advanced water-cooling system increases process reliability and improves safety in the converter aisle, while also reducing maintenance needs and prolonging equipment lifetime.”

Metso Outotec says it has extensive experience in the field of Converter Off-Gas plant design and construction, developed over several decades and enhanced by the company’s continued activities in the research and development of the process.