The hot briquetting process is employed either for quality or process technological reasons and necessitates comprehensive engineering expertise, experience in the manufacture of machinery, profound process-oriented knowledge as well as highly qualified commissioning personnel. Hot briquetting plants have been used for the processing of sponge iron, lead/zinc waste, metallurgical dust, magnesium oxide and coal.
Examples for typical applications of hot briquetting are:
- briquetting of sponge iron from different direct reduction processes to produce HBI ( Hot Briquetted Iron ), an internationally traded premium source of iron units for the steel industry,
- briquetting of metallurgical wastes to enable an environment-appropriate recycling
Besides the briquetting machine, Köppern´s scope of supply for hot-briquetting systems also includes e.g.
- string separator
- bucket elevator
- cooling systems for the product, etc.
Köppern´s range of services is completed by extensive specifically developed test programs and systems for the design of machines and plants.