Preventive maintenance of melting furnaces with Colvin thermal imaging cameras

In the concentrate smelter of Codelco Norte, located in Chuquicamata, Region II, the copper concentrates from its Concentrator Plant are melted. For this it has a Lieutenant Converter, a Flash Furnace, as well as an Electric Furnace; four Pierce Smith Converters; Four Refining Furnaces; and two drying ovens, as main equipment. To permanently control the […]

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Inspection of Pipes in Furnaces or Heaters and the Evaluation of Remaining Life

As seen in the May / June 2014 volume of the Inspectioneering Journal Understanding the variations associated with the remaining life analysis of furnace or heater tubes is a critical element for the quality and accuracy of your predictions. Furnaces or heaters are vital equipment, in most plants. A failure in a furnace or heater […]

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