The importance of segregation in the pellet bed


by Metal7

Did you know that the segregation is presently the most cost-effective solution to increase iron ore pellet production in plants operating at maximum capacity? Alternative options such as upgrading process fan capacity or adding more windboxes in the straight-furnace involve major capital investments and long shutdowns, which are considered unfeasible from the economic point of view.

On the contrary, segregation leads to important process improvements at low capex investment. How is that possible? It has been demonstrated that segregation significantly increases the pellet bed permeability in the induration furnaces, thus increasing gas flow capacity and improving thermal efficiency of the process. As a consequence, the pellet quality is enhanced allowing higher furnace productivity with lower energy consumption.  

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