Semtech OPC

Benefits

Increased blister yield. + 20% demonstrated

For Cu/Ni/PGM: Avoid overoxidation (spinel and NiO formation), increased first pass of PGMs and Co.

Improved revert balance. +90tpd and +10 000tpy demonstrated

Perfect slags. 1-2%Cu and minimized magnetite content

All Fe scheduled to fayalite slag in first pass. Minimum Fe to   
 copper making step, minimum amount of oxide slag produced


Full converter volume throughout the brick campaign. Easier/quicker rebrick.

No foaming incidents, free blowing converter

Less brick wear and less problems with blocked tuyères

Consistent operation.
Independent of  individual operators

Much reduced time to introduce new operators