Technical Paper - Ramp-up Experience at HPAL Plant
The successful ramp-up any complex hydrometallurgical facility to full capacity and expected recovery of final product has often been a significant challenge to any new operational and maintenance team. HPAL plants are no exception and a fair statement can be made that very little of these plants that started up the past 20 years ramped up to full designed production in the original timeframe expected.
Modified Date: 04/10/2017
This paper, originally presented at ALTA 2017, provides insight into the challenges experienced during the ramp-up of the Meta Nikel Kobalt Madeencilik AG HPAL plant, located close to Gördes in Turkey and the practical solutions that made significant gains in plant up-time.