Batch plant for 900 tonnes UK container furnace
Germany’s EME has successfully upgraded the batch plant at Encirc in Elton, UK to feed the furnace’s increased capacity.
After performing an audit on-site to define the needs of its customer, EME identified opportunities to improve the cycle time and determined the equipment that was critical for the upgrade.
The batch plant was modernised with the installation of this critical equipment and by modifying the control system to reduce the cycle time in order to guarantee the increased feed to the furnace.
Another challenge that was overcome was feeding batch to the second furnace continuously during the batch plant upgrade. In addition, EME extended the cullet return system; now 12 EME scrapers in total are in operation at the Elton facility.