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Caletones copper smelter

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24 February 2021

Caletones copper smelter

Report summary

The smelter is located near the city of Rancagua, Chile. The capacity of the smelter is 1.4Mt conc/a (435kt/a copper). The capacity of each Teniente Converter is 2600 t/d concentrate by increasing oxygen enrichment, in stack time and using ultra-dense phase injection systems. The sulphur capture levels are around 94% and the smelter is preparing to improve its process to meet the new requirements of 95% capture.

Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Flowsheet
  • Feed preparation
  • Auxiliary plants

Tables and charts

This report includes 14 images and tables including:

  • Detailed map
  • Smelting process
  • Production
  • Products allocation

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    Caletones copper smelter

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    Cltn Smelt Caletones

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