Gas treatment on metalurgical process | Gas Treatment on Metalurgical Process


Gas Treatment on Metalurgical Process

Scrubbing systems for gas treatment on installation for galvanization, anodizing, pickling, aerosols, chromates, ...


Gas intakes from sulphuric acid and caustic soda baths on aluminium extrusion and anodizing plant. Lateral collection in polypropylene with air inlet from opposite side.

More photos:

  • Fairing of bridge crane in transparent PVC with built-in fan mounted on the top of 10,000 m3/h wiht connection to lateral lip manifold.
  • Centrifugal fans in polypropylene to collect 50.000 m3/h in a photovoltaic cell industry (nitric and hydrofluoric vapours)
  • Scrubber to treat hydrochloric acid vapors at 70ºC coming out from a laminated train.
  • Gas treatment from chromate baths of aereospatial pieces. Horizontal scrubber manufactured in HDPE for a gasflow of 114.000 m3/h
  • Scrubber D=4,2 m to treat sulfuric acid and caustic vapors on an aluminium profiles anodizing plant.
  • Gas treatment coming for pickling baths in a galvanizing plant. Flow of 165.000 m3/h



Gas Treatment on Metalurgical Process

The different treatments used in the industry are intended to improve the properties of the metal surfaces to provide them with new functionalities to facilitate further treatments or to provide a decorative finishings.

To do that the pieces are treated in baths/pickling tanks of different nature. Some of these generates vapours which are very harmful to health or to the environment.

TECNIUM designs, manufactures, installs and comissions this type of gas treatment installations to extract these gases and subsequent treat them. With these systems, apart from protecting the health of workers, the gases are cleaned before they are released into the atmosphere to comply with current environmental legislation.

Description of TECNIUM gas treatment systems

Depending on the type of treatment applied to metals (pickling, galvanizing, anodizing, plating, ..), different types of liquids are used, such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, caustic soda, chromic acid, ...

The corrosive nature of used liquids, requires the selection of plastic materials to handle them properly.

TECNIUM gas treatment system includes:

  • Collection pipes of gases to be treated
  • Centrifugal fan for gas extraction
  • Wet scrubber or chemical scrubbers

And generally is performed:

  • Side aspiration of treatment tanks: aspirations from one or both sides, or by sucking air from one side and pushing air from the other side to create an air sweep above tank. The choice of type of aspiration depends on the size of the tanks.
  • Aspirations from the crane that raises and lowers the pieces. To do that it is necessary fairing the crane in order to close and maintain it in a slight depression.
  • Supply of crane intake manifold, which enters the main intake manifold by using a lip seal that allows its movement with the movement of the crane.

Gas flow is handled by a corrosion resistant centrifugal fan, designed to overcome system pressure drop produced in the collection pipes and further scrubbing system, where the corrosive gas is really cleaned.

Scrubbers can be of vertical or horizontal type and is where the transfer from the polluted gas phase to the liquid phase is carried out, or where the chemical reaction between gas and liquid is produced. The system is completed by a recirculation pump to drive the washing liquid to sprayer system in the top of scrubbers.

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