Briquetting and Sintering Case Study
HRL enhances productivity and cuts losses with improved production stream
HRL trialled a variety of technologies to achieve suitable size reduction of the feedstocks, using particle size analysis to measure the effectiveness of each approach. From this investigation a procedure was developed which allowed the feedstocks to be suitably mixed for further processing.
Once milled and mixed, the materials needed to be agglomerated to reduce losses during the sintering process. Small scale agglomeration trials were performed to assess the impact of briquetting parameters on agglomerate strength. The agglomeration trials produced briquettes with suitable strength for sintering.