Industrial Refurbishment of Receiving Hopper for the Steel Industry

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Industrial Refurbishment of Receiving Hopper for the steel Industry

This receiving hopper suffered from wear and tear due to age and usage. As a result it wasn't functioning at its capacity. Our client, from the steel industry, contacted Refax, Inc. to refurbish the receiving hopper. This particular hopper is located at the top of the blast furnace, and is used to uniformly direct materials to the rotating distributor. For this particular client, refurbishing was the most logical and economical solution.

We picked up the hopper from the client's location, performed a thorough inspection, and disassembled the unit to begin the restoration. Once the corner and inside liners were removed, we cleaned the hopper via sand/water blasting and hand grinding. Various sections of the hopper needed to be removed and repaired as needed. Once repaired the hopper was relined with new SA1750CR plates, coated with red oxide primer, and processed by our quality control.

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Industrial Refurbished Receiving Hopper Specifications

Product Description Receiving Hopper is located at the top of a blast furnace, which feeds a rotating distributor to help get uniform distribution of materials
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Pickup Hopper from Clients Location
  • Remove Corner Liners
  • Remove 35 Liners on the Inside
Cleaning Hopper
  • Sand/Water Blast
  • Hand grind
Assess what repairs are needed (strip & advise)
Arc Welding
  • Install New Liners Supplied by Customer
  • Prime w/ Red Oxide Primer
Overall Part Dimensions Tapered ID's 7'-2 ½" to 9'-8 ½"; plate thinness ½"
Tightest Tolerances +/- 1/8"
Material Used A36 Steel
In process testing performed 100% Inspection Before & After
Estimated Part Weight 8000#
Industry for Use Steel
Delivery Location East Chicago, Indiana
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name Refurbishment of Receiving Hopper

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