New process concepts for production of base metals
A flexible environment with few or no restrictions on the processes and materials that can be tested and with a very extensive environmental permit.
Swerim (formerly Swerea MEFOS) has a universal converter, for which Kaldo/CLU configurations form part of the standard set-up. It is often used together with the DC furnace to test new process concepts/process pathways for the production of base metals. The testbed is the only one of its kind and is used as support to provide a better understanding of the conversion process and to look at more efficient slag formation, as well as for process understanding and operator training.
Isolated testbeds (IT)
Mining and metal, Process industry