In addition to the new converter vessel with lamella suspension
system supplied by SMS Siemag, converter A in the steel plant of
Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, Germany, will also be equipped with
new filter technology developed and patented by SMS Elex. The new
equipment is to replace the old precipitation and discharge electrode
system. Revamping will take place in the summer of 2013.
By means of this technology from SMS Elex, the occurring gases can
be efficiently cleaned, ensuring compliance even with the most
stringent environmental regulations. With a view to the varying
requirements of the converter process, the electrostatic precipitator is
characterized by very sturdy and thus long-lived, low-maintenance
The scope of supply by SMS Elex comprises the engineering, the
supply of the internal filter equipment as well as installation and
SMS Elex is a joint venture between SMS Siemag and the Swiss
company ELEX AG, which specializes in electrostatic precipitators.
This joint venture unites SMS Siemag's many years of experience in
the development and construction of converter plants with the knowhow from ELEX AG.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.