The decanter was composed of a cylindrical body with an external perimeter support ring, a 90° conical bottom and a screw top lid. It has an inner diameter of 3700mm, and an overall height (with lid) of 3800mm.
PH Technology was responsible for manufacturing the equipment and its support structure, and for its assembly. This operation was particularly complex due to its encased final location in the plant.
Because this was atmospheric equipment, the design was based on the maximum height of the column of liquid. The operating temperature was set at 70°C.
The main component of the fluid sludge to be treated was sulphuric acid at 40%.
Atlantic Copper S.A.
Atlantic Copper S.A. Plant
Year of Completion