REFURBISHMENT AND FABRICATION

This large facility can handle components with a mass of 35 000 kg. The cranes can lift to a height of 10 meters. The facility has a 35 x 22 meters assembly floor,  which is used to provide the customer with the ability to check all aspects of tolerances and matching components, marking them for dis-assembly and rapid re-assembly on their site.

The boiler shop is fitted with a heat-treatment and annealing oven as well as castable refractory curing chambers; a 500-ton horizontal hydraulic forming press, a bank of TIG, MIG and arc-welding stations as well as a robotic-welding bay. 

A Semi-automated NC mandrel pipe bending machine is used for the complex pipe layouts. The result being accuracy and consistency throughout.

Fabrication is done by qualified artisans. Welding is performed by coded expert welders over a range of all grades of materials. Extensive expertise has been built up around copper fabrication and refurbishment, as well as Monel 400 and other exotic alloys.

Sophisticated tight-tolerance coil fabrication with X-ray quality welds, are manufactured to be imbedded by the moulding crew in the cast copper components in a wide range of exotic alloys.

Busbars and other High Voltage equipment is also fabricated for the smelting industry.

Catering for a quick turnaround refurbishment of Pyrometallurgical components is also a large part of the business. Components that have been damaged or worn during use are often viably refurbished to an ‘as-good-as-new’ status. All components undergo extensive non-destructive testing prior to and post-refurbishment.

As we are also the Original Equipment Manufacturer, we offer an expert opinion to smelter operators as to what the acceptable and safe limit of refurbishment is