Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk Region)
Uralelectromed JSC (an enterprise of the UMMC metallurgical complex) continues construction of the third stage of the copper electrolysis workshop, which will operate using baseless technology.
According to the words Vadim Mironov, Director for Construction and Reconstruction of Uralelectromed JSC, a large amount of work has been completed in a year and a half. The building frame was erected with columns, crane beams and floor trusses. The heating circuit is completely closed, glazing has been made.
At present, heating is supplied to the building, the general contractor Uralmetallurgmontazh 2 is assembling foundations for technological machines for preparing anodes and washing anode scrap. At the facility, a fire retardant is applied to metal structures, ventilation ducts in the transport span, concrete surfaces are painted.
In addition, builders are laying a recirculating water network that will cool the equipment.
- All work on corrosion protection is carried out after 20.00, when the day shift ends. This is a laborious process. First, the surfaces are cleaned, then blown off, a layer of primer is applied, then a fire-retardant layer and after that a finishing paint-and-lacquer coating - this is what the new fire safety rules require, - said Vladimir Koryakin, head of the capital construction management project of JSC Uralelectromed.
Note that the third stage will also operate on a baseless technology using stainless steel cathodes. The new facility will house one circulation system, consisting of 224 electrolysis baths with associated technological equipment (tanks, pumps, heat exchangers). The project also provides for the installation of two automated lines - an anode preparation machine and an anode scrap washing machine.
Recall that in February 2012, Uralelectromed JSC commissioned the first stage of a modern workshop with a design capacity of 160 thousand tons of cathode copper per year. In May 2018, the second stage with a similar capacity was launched. The new production facility will allow the enterprise to produce a total of over 400,000 tonnes of copper cathodes per year.