Metallurgical coke is primarily produced for use in steel industry blast furnaces, where it is a supply of energy and handles the carbon exchange. Metallurgical coke must have high mechanical resistance and an even distribution of grains. Other uses for metallurgical coke: limekilns, melting furnaces, reduction ovens, electrometallurgy…
Foundry coke is used in cupola furnaces for the production of cast-iron or insulating material. Foundry coke is produced based upon specific coal mixtures, at a baking temperature that is lower, and with a baking time that is longer, than that used in producing metallurgical coke. The properties of foundry coke are:
A residue from oil refining, petroleum coke has many applications. There are different types of petroleum coke (fluid, needle, delayed). We deliver especially the very low-sulphur, delayed products for use in coke plants.
Anthracite ranks highest in the carbonisation process. Anthracite has a high level of carbon and a low level of volatile elements. It is used in the steel industry, cement ovens, power stations, and calibrated anthracite is used in homes. Countries that supply anthracite are Russia, Ukraine, China, Vietnam, South Africa, UK and USA.
- Metallurgical coal can be classified into coke coal and coal for injection (PCI, Pulverised Coal Injection).Coke coal is the basic raw material for producing coke, while injection coal is blown into blast furnaces in order to reduce coke consumption. - Steam coal is used in power stations for the production of electricity - In addition, calibrated coal is also used for home heating.