Report summaryThe Glogow II smelter was commissioned as a state enterprise in 1978 with a capacity of 180kt/a copper, including 150kt/a ex concentrates and mainly from the company's Polkowice and Rudna mines. By 2001 the capacity had been increased to in excess of 200kt/a due to process optimisation and de-bottlenecking. Early problems with the flash furnace concerned the concentrate grain size, feed arrangements, waste heat boiler problems and high refractory wear. High refractory wear in the flash...
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