Successful screening for TATA Steel UK Port Talbot Project.

1 August 2014

Recently commissioned and now fully operational the new stock house and conveyor at TATA Steel’s integrated steelworks at Port Talbot, now delivers up to a 1000tph of iron ore to the new No. 4 blast furnace.

The turnkey project which included a feasibility study, the design, detailed engineering, supply, fabrication, project management, installation and commissioning of the whole materials handling system, including almost 1 kilometre of conveyors and 4 new bunkers having a combined storage capacity of 3600 tonnes of iron ore.

Screens & Screening Media

As part of this project were the supply of two single-deck 1.8m x 5.5m low angle Eliptex vibrating screens which were manufactured and designed to interface with the process line.
Both screens were supplied to process sinter fines with a maximum lump size of 50mm at a feed rate of 280tph separating at 5mm installed with Tema Isenmann’s ‘Isepren WS85’ polyurethane screening system.

The decision to utilise WS85 was based up on many years previous experience of the product proven to give exacting sizing specification of sinter fines and service life longevity. The extensive range of aperture configurations and polyurethane compounds available have enabled TEMA Isenmann to maximise efficiency and fine tune material grading’s to satisfy the client’s requirements.

A spokesman for TATA Steel said, “Consistent flow of the burden is critical to the blast furnace process, a 24/7 operation, it is important for the plant to maintain a high performance with minimum down-time, The combination of the screens and TEMA Isenmann WS85 are making a valuable contribution to the heavy-end of the steel plant producing liquid steel at a run-rate of approximately 4.3mtpa.”

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