Kyshtym Copper Electrolysis Plant Upgrades Production Facilities

26 January 2018 (09:24)

UrBC, Chelyabinsk, January 26, 2018. Russian Copper Company Group's Kyshtym Copper Electrolysis Plant (KMEZ) introduced yet another upgrade to its copper cathode production department. The department now operates three new electric current converters (two primary ones and one back-up one), the Group's press service reports.

The new equipment runs upon thyristor-controlled rectifiers and has better output, capacity, and current rectifier parameters than its old diode versions.

KMEZ expert from the Senior Power Engineer's Department Vladimir Zubov, Senior Electrician Sergey Sorokin, and Head of Power Department's Electric Equipment Section Sergey Lysov all contributed greatly to the launch of the new equipment. As it was decided to apply a new scheme to connect one of the rectifiers to the system, the copper electrolysis department stood idle for as short a period as possible while the equipment got installed. This also reduced the cost of all the installation jobs.

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