UHT commissions CLU for FeMn refining at Transalloys, South Africa.
Transalloys has by the end of 2020 taken a new 27 tonnes CLU® converter refining plant into operation for refining of high carbon ferromanganese (HCFeMn) to medium carbon ferromanganese (MCFeMn) products at their plant in eMalahleni, located 100 km east of Pretoria, South Africa. The first heat was processed on September 15, 2020, and the complete ramp-up of production was reached by mid-October, 2020.
The CLU® converter refining equipment with level 1 and level 2 process control was supplied by UHT. The converter is equipped with both a top lance and submerged tuyeres to allow for a combined blowing practice which has proven advantageous for ferromanganese refining.
UTCAS Process Control System
The UHT Converter Automation System, UTCAS, is a suite of highly sophisticated computer system modules specially designed and developed for converter refining processes. The UTCAS concept does not only include an effective real-time process control system but also advanced tools for process design and production evaluation and will thereby provide a complete solution for converter process management.
UHT Uvån Hagfors Teknologi
Uvån Hagfors Teknologi AB is an engineering company with the ambition to contribute with processes based on in depth metallurgical know-how. We concentrate our activities to Granulation technology for metals and to Converter refining technology.
Although the company itself has been operating as an independent company since 1989, the history dates back and integrates process development related to the Swedish steel industry over centuries.