1. MEMBRANE ELEKTOLYSIS
FORTISCHEM a.s. introduced membrane electrolysis into a permanent operation. This was done on the basis of a valid endorsement decision. At full operation, the company manufactures 75 000 tonnes of sodium hydroxide per year.
2. REMODELLING OF KP2 CARBIDE FURNACE
This investment brought increase in quality and assortment of calcium carbide. The carbide production was modernized and made more efficient. At the same time, thanks to the KP2 remodelling, we decreased the consumption of energy during manufacturing of the product and processing of reusable materials.
3. CONSTRUCTION AND MODERNIZATION OF THE CARBIDE FURNACE NR.1
Start of realization: 21.10.2018
Changes and improvements on the original concept of carbide furnace
Heated tapping arm in front of tap hole no.2
Preparation for tapping in front of the tap hole no.3
Tapping - tap hole no.3
Cooling hall - reloading of tubs with two cranes
4. BRIQUETTE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM
The newly constructed system serves for the production of a new type of product – calcium carbide briquettes. Until today, we have been supplying only ground carbide. Newly, using the form of briquettes, we know how to make valuable a product that was not specifically usable in its original form.
5. REMODELLING OF K2 FURNACE
K2 furnace is used for the incineration of hydrogen produced during electrolysis and other substances. By remodelling of this system, we achieved energetic self-sufficiency in the production of high-pressure steam, achieving savings of XY EUR per year (dozens of thousands EUR per year).
6. CONSTRUCTION OF HYDROGEN COMPRESSOR
The construction of the system was completed in 2015. A new compressor replaced three existing ones. Thanks to this investment activity, we managed to save electricity.