Converter Hood System for efficient gas capture in smelting plants

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 (sulfur dioxide) gas capture capability of 99%, minimizing the environmental impact. The modular design enables quick on-site assembly, so the system is ready to use with minimum plant downtime.

“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,” explains Jonny Eliasson, Director, Precious Metals at Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec 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. 

Benefits of the Metso Outotec Converter Hood System

  • Excellent SO2 gas capture for outstanding environmental performance
  • Improved safety in the converter aisle
  • Well-controlled ingress air flow for improved process gas quality
  • Prolonged equipment lifetime thanks to the design and advanced water-cooling system
  • Reliable operation with low maintenance needs
  • Easy on-site assembly and short installation time thanks to modular design
  • Backed by expert service and support

Metso Outotec experts are available to provide support during commissioning of the Converter Hood System and also offer comprehensive training for operators and management to ensure that the maximum benefits of the system are realized. Metso Outotec can also provide ongoing technical support and service as part of a service agreement.

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