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Glencore Technology at Copper 2022

We are officially launching our ISACONVERT™ technology at this year's Copper 2022 Conference! 

 

Copper 2022 will begin on November 13, and this will be your first chance to hear about our new ISACONVERT™ technology!

Along with Glencore, we are sponsoring the closing dinner. During the dinner, we will announce the winner of our exciting competition! This is your chance to win a $1000 hotel voucher. Head here for your chance to enter!

We will also be featured in technical presentations about our Double-ISAISACONVERT™ and Albion Process™ technologies. You can download and view each abstract below.

We are hosting exclusive Breakfast and Learn events to launch the new ISACONVERT™  as well as our ISASMELT™ e-scrap innovations.

Our ISASMELT™ licensees are also being treated to a catch-up with the pyrotechnology team to discuss their successes. 

We have exclusive one-on-one Hotseat meetings available, giving you a chance to access private information on Rotary Holding Furnaces, ISACONVERT™, Site Support Services, Copper ElementsISASMELT™ and pyrotechnological advancements

Copper 2022 runs from November 13-17. Register now at the Copper 2022 website.

 

 

 

Breakfast and Learn
ISACONVERT™ Launch Breakfast


Date: Tuesday 15th of November

Time: 7:20 - 8:30 am

Venue: Intercontinental Santiago – Salon Sudamérica


Language: English

ISACONVERT™ takes proven ISASMELT™ technology and applies it to converting.

What it’s created is a lower-cost, higher-performance, and environmentally responsible continuous converter.

ISACONVERT™ will help you fulfil your ESG goals and exceed your operating expectations.

Breakfast and Learn
E-Scrap & Secondary Copper Recycling with ISASMELT™ & ISACYCLE™ Technology

Date: Wednesday 16th of November

Time: 7:20 - 8:30 am

Venue: Intercontinental Santiago – Salon Sudamérica

Language: English

Join Principal Metallurgist Ben Hogg as he discusses how to launch an e-scrap or secondary copper recycling project from the ground up.

As e-scrap and copper recycling becomes a global focus, operations are turning to proven technologies to assist with upgrading their own operations.

Producing only product and by products, with no waste product, the ISASMELT™ is the cleanest, most efficient method of copper recycling on the market today.

HOTSEAT
Rotary Holding Furnace with Oscar Mendoza

Monday 14th November
Times available between 10.30am - 12.30pm

Language: Spanish & English

Join ISASMELT™ Senior Metallurgist Oscar Mendoza to find out if our Rotary Holding Furnace (RHF) technology is the right choice for you.

Learn more by booking your Hotseat with Oscar now!

HOTSEAT
ISACONVERT™ with Ben Hogg

Monday 14th November
Times available between 12:30pm - 14:30pm

Language: English

Do you want to know more about our new ISACONVERT™? Well, here's your chance!

Batch copper converters are typically expensive, dirty, and complex to operate. Our ISACONVERT™ continuous converting technology is the cleanest, simplest, and lowest cost converting technology available.

Learn more by booking your Hotseat with ISASMELT™ Principal Metallurgist, Ben Hogg, now!

HOTSEAT
Site Support Services with Ben Hogg

Tuesday 15th November
Times available between 10:30am - 12:30pm

Language: English

Get experienced technical and operational support for your copper smelter!

Copper smelters are complex facilities, with a wide range of technical and operational factors to be considered on a daily basis.

Learn more by booking your Hotseat with ISASMELT™ Principal Metallurgist, Ben Hogg, now!

HOTSEAT
Copper Elements with Stuart Nicol

Tuesday 15th November
Times available between 12:30pm - 14:30pm

Language: English

Maximise the performance and productivity of your furnace!

Copper Elements are used in all high temperature processes where the furnace conditions are most aggressive. Copper Elements have been used for an extremely long time, with Glencore Technology having over 40 years experience in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of this technology in critical areas.

Learn more by booking your Hotseat with ISASMELT™ Senior Metallurgist, Dr Stuart Nicol, now!

HOTSEAT
Pyrotechnological Advancements with Oscar Mendoza

Wednesday 16th November
Times available between 10:30am - 12:30pm

Language: English

The recent success of the ISACONVERT™ Furnace at the Kansanshi Copper Smelter at both stages of the continuous copper smelting flowsheet have now been proven on an industrial scale. In the Double ISA flowsheet, copper concentrate is smelted in an ISASMELT™ Furnace to produce a high-grade copper matte which is subsequently converted in an ISACONVERT™ Furnace to produce blister copper.

Learn more by booking your Hotseat with ISASMELT™ Senior Metallurgist, Oscar Mendoza, now!

HOTSEAT
ISASMELT™ with Stuart Nicol

Wednesday 16th November
Times available between 12:30pm - 14:30pm

Language: English

Modern, clean, and flexible copper smelting technology with proven success!

Our ISASMELT™ technology is the lowest cost smelting technology available for smelting copper feed materials. The technology has the lowest fugitive emissions, is able to handle extremely complex and variable feeds, and can be retrofitted into the tiniest smelting footprints.

Learn more by booking your Hotseat with ISASMELT™ Senior Metallurgist, Dr Stuart Nicol, now!

Technical Presentation
The Double-ISASMELT™ Process for New and Existing Smelters

14:40-15:00 UTC
Monday 14th November
Don Alberto Room 4



English and Spanish

By incorporating both the ISASMELT and ISACONVERT technologies, plus the know-how from Glencore Technology, copper smelting and refining plants that utilise the Double-ISA process can optimise an operations volume, valuable metal content, and disposal cost.

This paper outlines the basic process conditions and parameters used in the design of the Double-ISA process, as well as the process results that demonstrate significantly lower CAPEX and OPEX when compared to other smelting flowsheets

Authors: Dr Stuart Nicol, Benjamin Hogg and Dr Stanko Nikolic

Technical Presentation
The use of Albion Process™ to produce Copper Sulfate reagent for use in Zinc flotation

15:00-15:20 UTC
Monday 14th November
Don Alberto Room 3


Language: Spanish & English

The Glencore Technology hydrometallurgy team were approached by an existing zinc flotation operation to design and commission an Oxidative Copper Leach plant to produce a suitable Copper Sulfate reagent from refinery generated Copper Cementation Cake (Copper Mud).

This paper demonstrates how the Albion Process successfully produces the required reagent on-site at a fraction of the cost and provides flexibility in both potential feed sources and production rate to suit site requirements.

Authors: Kelvin Roche, Rebecca Mckechnie and Fraser Bishop

Technical Presentation
Continuous copper converting with ISACONVERT™ - Technology Update and Applications

16:30-16:50 UTC
Tuesday 14th November
Don Alberto Room 5

Language: Spanish & English

The ISASMELT™ furnace technology is recognised worldwide as the leading modern, flexible, environmentally friendly, and low capital cost smelting technology. And now, we have applied our knowledge to continuous converting. The name for the ISASMELT™ technology when applied in continuous converting mode is the ISACONVERT™ process.

This paper examines the first industrial-scale ISACONVERT™ furnace at the Kansanshi Copper Smelter in Solwezi, Zambia. It will also describe the status of the ISACONVERT™ furnace technology.

Authors: Dr Stuart Nicol, Benjamin Hogg & Dr Stanko Nikolic

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