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Metal Winning Plants

Industrial Corrosion Protection for Metal Winning Plants

STEULER-KCH is a complete service provider, offering comprehensive solutions for all areas of non-ferrous metal winning plants as well as for the various production processes: the spectrum ranges from research and development to consulting, construction and production, all the way through to installation and servicing. STEULER-KCH's competence and experience ensures that plants, process tanks and apparatus as well as industrial surfaces are capable of fulfilling their functional purpose effectively, economically and on a long-term basis.

Working together with a network of international subsidiaries and agencies, STEULER-KCH is in a position to ensure that a project is executed reliably and securely, in compliance with all requirements and standards.

  • Roasting, melting and casting
  • Leaching and purification
  • Metal extraction and refinery, electrolysis plant
  • Lining Systems and components for gas purification and acid production
  • Refractory systems for roasting and melting furnaces as well as combustion furnaces
  • Coating and tiling systems for process tanks, agitated vessels, clarifier
  • Lining systems and components for gas cleaning and acid production
  • Complete electrolysis cells with mechanical anchored thermoplastic linings Bekaplast™ System
  • Industrial flooring and coating systems for all plant areas

Autoclave and Flash Vessel Lining

For about 50 years the mining industry has been using the technology of liquid phase oxidation as a treatment to remove sulphur from ores in a so called highpressure-acid-leaching (HPAL) circuit. Acid resistant brick-linings are state of the art for anti corrosion linings in these HPAL tanks like autoclaves, flash, heater and quench vessels.

The design of brick linings has to take into account the almost non-elastic behaviour of the brick lining inside a relatively highly elastic steel vessel. STEULER-KCH has got tools and data available to determine the thermal growth and pressure expansion for steel vessels as well as the linear thermal expansion and chemical swell for brick linings. Thermal shocks and pressure drops are not regular operating events but their negative influence on the lifetime of a brick lining has to be a part of the engineering study. Finite Element (FE) models as well as a lot of research and development on brick lining materials is the only way to find a path through the complex engineering work for pressure vessels (temp. 150 -220 °C, 5- 28 bars).


  • Sealing layers, cements based on synthetic resin and waterglass
  • Shaped bricks and special formats in various material grades
  • Finite element analysis and engineering for stress-analysis, temperature profiles and displacements of lining