”No taphole, no furnace”. All SAF operators know the importance of proper taphole management. That includes using a great SOP as well as the best tools to get the work done. 24/7, year in and year out. This ensures safety, high productivity and minimum wear of the taphole refractories. Several of these tools are supplied by Envicom; unique Trefimet oxygen thermal lances, PAH free taphole clay from Lungmuss and reliable holders, lance igniters and O2 equipment from Contessi.
In addition, we can provide our customers with high quality taphole clay guns and drills to complete the package. For this, we cooperate with DHHI, a Chinese based company that has supplied over 300 Submerged Arc Furnaces to the world since 1959. This includes SiMn, Si, FeSi, TiO2, FeNi and CaC2 furnaces. In 2001 their subsidiary Ocean Hydraulic supplied its first taphole gun and drill. Since then, over 500 units have been supplied to tapholes worldwide. In addition to guns and drills, rodding and cleaning devices are available. International customers include Xstrata and Eramet.