Presenting the ILTEC Technology to a Japanese Delegation

On 7th of March 2019, a Japanese delegation of altogether 13 people visited the SMS group for gaining more in depth knowledge about latest technical achievements regarding refractory material and furnace integrity. Seizing this opportunity the visitors from different steel companies were brought in contact with the ILTEC Technology, for safe and water free cooling. Dr. Martina Hanel and Mr. Hannes Joubert from Mettop and PolyMet Solutions respectively where presenting the technology with all it´s benefits and we are loo king forward to more in depth discussion about ILTEC in Japanese steel plants for different applications.


Join our Seminar „Copper Extractive Metallurgy” 

which takes place from 27th to 29th of November in Leoben, Austria. 

This introduction to risk management in copper metallurgy allows to understand the fundamentals and principals of risk analysis for the copper production process. The seminar focuses on the process routes from the concentrate to the refined copper cathode. Participants will be able to understand the links between different technical parameters and their influence on the risk matrix. Key performance indicators and a cost/risk analysis for different process steps will be discussed regarding their risk influence.

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Mettop GmbH, founded in 2005, is an independent Austrian engineering company, specialised in the design, optimisation, and engineering of technologies for metallurgical processes. It is active in the field of pyro- as well as hydrometallurgy of non-ferrous metals and recently also started with innovative cooling systems for the iron and steel industry.

The scope of services comprises of optimisation solutions in the area of furnace integrity, combining refractory selection and layout, gas purging systems and cooling elements. In the field of hydrometallurgy, a new electrolysis technology - the METTOP-BRX Technology - was developed and is in operation to allow an acceleration of the electrolytic refining of up to 50 percent. For all metallurgical aggregates and equipment, Mettop developed the new and water-free cooling technology ILTEC, that uses an ionic liquid as cooling medium,  to create new pathways towards safe and efficient cooling for the entire metallurgical industry.

In addition, Mettop is internationally active in terms of technical consulting (process optimisation) and operator training for customers in the non-ferrous metals industry, and also assists in the optimisation of risk management in metallurgical plants. 

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