Impol from Slovenska Bristica, Slovenia, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering, Austria, for the supply and erection of an ecomelt scarp melting furnace of the PS-120 type with preheat shaft.
The production capacity is 120t per day. Profile scrap and sheet metal will be predominantly melted. At temperatures below 650 degree Celsius, a hot-air flow heats the aluminum scrap, thus minimizing the oxidation of the material.
The Ecomelt furnace operates particularly economically when used for melting scraps containing organic substances: depending on the contamination, the gas consumption, the gas consumption can be reduced to 350-550 kWh/t and is thus far lower than for conventional melting furnaces. Impol thus saves energy costs and lowers the CO2 emissions. In addition, the metal losses fall to well below 3% thanks to the use of the immersion melting process.
Commissioning is scheduled for July 2013