New Converter Secondary Hood Design
Converter Secondary Hood Configuration During Charging Operation

New Converter Secondary Hood Design

Client: Vale-Inco Copper Cliff

Location: Ontario, Canada

Preliminary and Detail Design and Commissioning of a New Primary and Secondary Hood for a Bulk Converter.

  • Primary Water-Cooled Hood Design
  • Secondary Off-Gas Hood Design
    • 150,000 ACFM exhaust rate
    • Retractable door used for access to charging mouth
  • Detail Engineering – Process, mechanical, civil/structural and electrical/instrumentation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Modeling
    • Determination of required flow rate
    • Optimize hood configuration for best capture
    • Evaluate performance of hood design and predict percent capture
  • Commissioning and Performance Testing
Project History

Basic Engineering
Detail Engineering
Startup

2005
2006
2007

Smelter Process Waste Heat Recovery EvaluationNew Lead Smelter Conceptual Engineering