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Metso Outotec launches modular Converter Hood System for efficient gas capture in smelting plants with converter solutions

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Metso Outotec is launching a modular Converter Hood System for horizontal converter vessels used in the smelting process. The new system, which is suitable for greenfield and brownfield installations, has an impressive SO2 (sulfur dioxide) gas capture capability of 99%, minimizing the environmental impact. The modular design enables quick on-site assembly, so the system is ready to use with minimum plant downtime.

“We are excited to launch the new Converter Hood System. Besides its excellent gas capture capability, the system design ensures a well-controlled ingress air flow that improves process gas quality. The primary converter hood’s advanced water-cooling system increases process reliability and improves safety in the converter aisle, while also reducing maintenance needs and prolonging equipment lifetime,” explains Jonny Eliasson, Director, Precious Metals at Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec has extensive experience in the field of Converter Off-Gas plant design and construction, developed over several decades and enhanced by the company’s continued activities in the research and development of the process. 

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Benefits of the Metso Outotec Converter Hood System

  • Excellent SO2 gas capture for outstanding environmental performance
  • Improved safety in the converter aisle
  • Well-controlled ingress air flow for improved process gas quality
  • Prolonged equipment lifetime thanks to the design and advanced water-cooling system
  • Reliable operation with low maintenance needs
  • Easy on-site assembly and short installation time thanks to modular design
  • Backed by expert service and support


Metso Outotec experts are available to provide support during commissioning of the Converter Hood System and also offer comprehensive training for operators and management to ensure that the maximum benefits of the system are realized. Metso Outotec can also provide ongoing technical support and service as part of a service agreement.

More information about the Converter Hood System is available on our website.

Discover how the Converter Hood operates here.

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com

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