Semtech OPC Benefits

Increased blister yield. + 20% demonstrated
For Cu/Ni/PGM: Avoid overoxidation (spinel and NiO formation), increased first pass of PGMs and Co.
Improved revert balance. +90tpd and +10 000tpy demonstrated
Perfect slags. 1-2%Cu and minimized magnetite content
All Fe scheduled to fayalite slag in first pass. Minimum Fe to   
 copper making step, minimum amount of oxide slag produced
Full converter volume throughout the brick campaign. Easier/quicker rebrick.
No foaming incidents, free blowing converter
Less brick wear and less problems with blocked tuyères
Consistent operation. Independent of  individual operators
Much reduced time to introduce new operators