Metals - Aluminium


The metals industry is a core focus for PCME’s business, with extensive experience in primary and secondary aluminium smelters, integrated steel mills and steel mini mills driving the continuous development of monitoring solutions to best meet the demands of industry. Experience gained from over 5,000 applications in the metals industry alone gives PCME a comprehensive understanding of the potential issues facing particulate monitoring for the aluminium industry, in particular:

  • Recognising the value of filter performance optimisation for calciner abatement plant, to minimise product loss and maximise filter and process efficiency
  • Harsh and dusty environments require dependable and rugged sensor operation, where reduced sensor maintenance requirements, reduced sensitivity to sensor contamination, and a range of durable sensor options for challenging stack conditions are of significant benefit to plant operators
  • Networked multi-channel particulate monitoring systems for the large, multi-chamber bagfilters used after milling and electrolytic reduction plant

PCME offer approved (TUV & MCERTS) systems for particulate measurement, filter leak monitoring and filter performance monitoring, depending on the plant specific requirements which are specified in close consultation between plant operators and PCME. Aluminium plant typically demands monitoring on multiple emission points across milling, refining, reducing and casting operations, which can be addressed with a networked multichannel system. By offering a range of measurement technologies in reliable and rugged instruments, PCME are able to offer a full range of solutions to meet and often exceed legislative compliance, and significantly improve the operation of filter plant including a reduction in filter maintenance requirements.

As knowledge and awareness increase in the environmental and health concerns associated with metallic particulates, regulators are increasingly focusing on operators of metals plant to enforce lower emissions limits and more strict compliance programs. With a history of establishing, developing and maintaining strong partnerships within the metals industry, PCME bring extensive experience for assisting plant operators to both minimise emissions and improve the operation of filter plant.