COPPER & NON-FERROUS SMELTER SERVICES

Dickinson Copper Smelter Services
(DCSS) is a division of Dickinson Group of Companies, the leading provider of Furnace and Industrial Services that specialises in the provision of copper smelter project and services. Dickinson Group’s Copper Smelter Service Division has executed copper smelter projects, supplied products and site wide smelter services to numerous leading global copper mines and smelters around the globe including; South Africa, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines.





Dickinson Copper Smelter Services leverages on the Group’s vast experience, extensive knowledge base and resources to carryout turnkey refractory projects and specialized site wide copper smelter maintenance across the globe in the mining, metal smelting and mineral processing industries. With more than 100 years of the group’s combined experience in the specialized field of refractories, the company renders a professional service, with dynamic management, experienced supervision, highly skilled and motivated personnel, modern equipment and operations methods, with a high regard for safety, health, environment and quality. The company offers clients cost-effective, tailor-made solutions and supply professional turnkey service to the copper smelting industries.
 


The company has developed extensive experience in providing the complete range of specialist site-wide copper smelter services, initial construction, operation and maintenance projects including:


PRIMARY VESSELS SERVICES

Dickinson Copper Smelter Services offers the complete range of services to the primary Copper and Non-Ferrous smelting industries including:

  • Isasmelt , Ausmelt & Smelting Furnaces
  • Matte Settling Electric Furnaces
  • Six-in-Line / Three-in-line / Two Electrode Furnaces

The scope of services on the aforementioned primary services includes the following:

  • Partial, major and full refractory installation
  • Partial, major and full demolition of refractories and furnace linings
  • Tap hole repairs and replacements
  • Material recovery and cleaning services including concentrate, blister copper and slag
  • Furnace Shell repairs and replacements
  • Launder replacements





  • Platform repairs and replacements
  • Refractory materials supply
  • Growth monitoring
  • Slag launder head maintenance
  • Feeding chutes repairs and maintenance
  • Matte Launder blocks installation, repairs and replacements
  • Structural repairs and replacements
  • Supply of precast launder blocks
  • Electrode repairs and maintenance
  • Removal of roof brick suspension members





MATTE SETTLING FURNACES PRECAST LAUNDERS

The following Precast Launders for Matte Settling Furnaces offer cutting edge benefits:

  • Less skill required as installation & removal is rigging activity
  • Reduces the need to constantly repair launder refractories
  • Reduces labour required for launder maintenance
  • Ease of Installation and removal
  • Pre-dried up to 650 oC
  • Ready to use with no drying out required
  • Reduce time required to replace the blocks
  • Increases refractory lining life cycle
  • Modular design with capability to remove only damaged sections
  • Pre-cast launders stocking
SECONDARY VESSELS SERVICES

Dickinson Copper Smelter Services offers the complete range of services to the secondary Copper and Non-Ferrous smelting:

  • PS Converters / Teniente Converters
  • Flash Furnaces & Slag Cleaning Furnaces
  • Anode Furnaces
  • Mould Twin Casting Wheel






The scope of services on the aforementioned Convertors, Anode, Flash and Slag Cleaning Furnaces includes the following:

  • Partial, major and full refractory installation
  • Partial, major and full demolition on refractory
  • Material recovery and cleaning services including concentrate, blister copper and slag
  • Furnace shell repairs, maintenance and replacements
  • Off gas ducting maintenance and repairs
  • Distribution pipe installation, repairs and replacements
  • Pouring lip, gable and invert arch liners supply and replacements
  • Protection plate repairs or replacements
  • Refractory material supply


  • Burner hole repair and replacement for convertors
  • Hood inspection and repairs (hood door, hood rails and water leaks) and coordination
  • Auxiliary maintenance (handrails, walkways)
  • Growth monitoring
  • Tuyere supply, installation, repairs and replacements
  • Swivel and bustle repairs and maintenance
  • Cleaning of hang ups
  • Apron repairs or replacements
  • Discharge chute repairs
  • Slag settling chamber cleaning
  • Lip maintenance, repairs and replacements
  • Lip cleaning with the Brokk Machine
  • Charge door repairs, maintenance and replacements
  • Gooseneck repairs, maintenance and replacements
  • Copper cooler replacements
  • Porous plug maintenance
  • Slag settling chamber repairs and maintenance
  • Slag launder head maintenance
  • Feed chutes repairs and maintenance
  • Electrode repairs & maintenance




MOULD TWIN CASTING WHEEL

  • Material supply
  • Curing facility

Dickinson Copper Smelter Services has outstanding capabilities and extensive experience in refractory maintenance of the following:

  • Pouring spout
  • Spoons
  • Launder tip





  • Long lasting launder
  • Receiving launder
  • Y-Piece
  • Intermediate ladle
  • Spare units
  • Supply of precast shapes on the spoon tips
  • Mechanical repairs on units (Anchors, Base plates etc.)
  • Hood inspection and repairs (Hood door, hood rails and water leaks)
  • Partial ,major or full refractory installation
  • Partial, major or full demolition on refractory
  • Material supply and coordination
  • Cleaning of hang ups
  • Apron repairs or replacements



The company currently carry out maintenance on spoons, launders and intermediate launders utilizing recycled brick lining grog to reduce refractory consumption up to 50% thus reducing the cost of copper production, henceforth significantly increasing profits for its valued clients. 

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CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE
Tel: +27 (0) 16 421-3720
Fax: +27 (0) 16 422-1038
Email: sales@dgrp.co.za



10 Smuts Avenue
P.O. Box 63, Vereeniging
1930. South Africa