Simetal Merim dry-type dedusting plant to be installed at Kardemir in Turkey
New system designed by Siemens improves energy recovery and dust recycling
The Turkish steelmaker Karabük Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kardemir) has ordered a Simetal Merim dry-type dedusting plant from Siemens VAI Metals Technologies. In comparison to conventional dedusting plants, the Simetal Merim (maximized emission reduction and energy recovery in ironmaking) process increases energy recovery by roughly 25 percent in the top-gas turbine. An innovative centrifugal separator improves the separation of the recyclable dust fraction. The dust recycling process is simplified significantly. Treatment systems for water and sludge are not necessary. The new dry-type dedusting plant will be installed to clean the top gas from a new blast furnace at Kardemir and is scheduled to go into operation in mid 2013.