Key outcomes

  • Operating cost reduced
  • Design optimised
  • Efficiency increased

High temperature by-products from smelting processes require careful treatment to ensure both efficient and safe operations. In the case study shown here Synergetics was requested to optimise the design of a splash cover and housing for a slag drop box.

Simulated velocity magnitude in a covered slag transport system

Figure 1: CFD prediction of velocity magnitude with one of the tested drop box configurations.

The drop box needed to ensure a clean flow of slag with minimal pressure drop across the system. High pressure drops would either reduce flow rates, or increase energy costs. Simulations were performed for a multitude of different drop box designs and the pressure drops were compared to find the best choice and minimise the client's operating expenses.