Unearthed Perth 201813 Apr - 15 Apr
From Idea to Prototype on Resource Challenges in just a Weekend
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Challenge 3 - Smelter
Find the Leak - detect where air is entering the smelter offgas train
Lead Mentor: Jen Parker, Process Engineer
The Nickel West Smelter (NKS) has a gas cleaning section which removes dust and SO2 from the offgas stream of the furnace before releasing it to the atmosphere. This gas is generated through the flash smelting of sulphide containing concentrates. The faster the feed rate on the furnace, the larger the offgas volume that is generated. The gas cleaning system also intermittently handles the water quench (WQ) gas which is an additional ~45, 000 Nm3/h.