Salzgitter Flachstahl in Germany are to install new filter technology developed and patented by SMS Elex on their new converter A to replace the old precipitation and discharge electrode system.

The off-gases from the converter will be cleaned more efficiently with the new system which will ensure compliance even with the most stringent environmental regulations. With a view to the varying requirements of the converter process, the electrostatic precipitator is characterized by very sturdy and thus long-lived, low-maintenance components.

The scope of supply by SMS Elex comprises the engineering, the supply of the internal filter equipment as well as installation and erection work.

Revamping will take place in the summer of 2013.

SMS Elex is a joint venture between SMS Siemag and the Swiss company ELEX AG, which specializes in electrostatic precipitators. This joint venture unites SMS Siemag's many years of experience in the development and construction of converter plants with the know-how from ELEX AG.