In 2010, Jord completed an EPCM project to almost double caustic calcined magnesia output from Queensland Magnesia’s Parkhurst plant. The 100,000 tpa expansion featured the world’s largest kiln, a 17 hearth gas-fired design with a 7.85m diameter. Also included in the scope was the conveying system, a rotary cooler, a baghouse and associated equipment and plant controls.
Calgon Carbon is an acknowledged leader in the activated carbon and reactivation industry. Jord has collaborated multiple times with Calgon, supplying carbon plants around the world. In this instance, Jord designed and manufactured a carbon plant for Calgon’s own facility in Belgium, used to produce activated carbon for distribution throughout Europe. This image was taken just prior to commissioning of the plant.
Jord designed and supplied the uranium calcining plant to BHP’s Olympic Dam plant. The yellowcake is dried and calcined from uranium diuranate to uranium oxide U3O8 in a six hearth furnace. A venturi exhaust scrubber was selected to eliminate dust dispersion from the exhaust gas.