In addition to special remote-controlled machines, our demolition specialists use custom tools and proven techniques. The time saved during demolition means that our refractory demolition service pays for itself many times over.
Metso Outotec demolition methods rely not only on commercially available demolition machines, but also on our special line of Auburn™ machines, tools, and methods that have been designed, developed, and refined over 35 years of demolition projects.
At Outotec, our first priority is safety. We use advanced safety gear and methods to protect our people and your property. For example, Metso Outotec Versa XO2® lances cut build-up of solidified slag and metal up to five times faster than ordinary lances. We do not use blasting and explosives for demolition, which can cause collateral damage to surrounding equipment and systems, or worse.
Metso Outotec demolition experts are famous for their ability to remove furnace hearths and bottoms faster than anybody in the business. Our experienced machine operators can rapidly descale and remove refractory material without causing damage to steel shells.
Metso Outotec VersaHoe® shaft scalers and spiders are specially designed machines that fit inside reaction shafts, uptake shafts, and top submerged lance (TSL) furnaces for rapid refractory removal.
Metso Outotec has been performing demolition work all over the world for the past 35 years, with references from over a thousand projects. Metso Outotec’s top demolition experts each have over 25 years of experience in furnace demolition. Metso Outotec has experience with the following furnace types and metals:
Metso Outotec demolition experts begin by visiting your operation to work with your project team and plan each detail of the demolition phase. Every effort is made to compress the planned demolition schedule, utilizing Outotec’s Auburn and Versa lines of equipment and methods.
As much pre-work as possible is performed before the shutdown. When the feed is turned off, Metso Outotec takes over, managing the cool-down and demolition phases.
Metso Outotec works closely with your mechanical and other skilled contractors to rapidly deconstruct ancillary equipment, carefully remove cooling elements and systems, and tear out refractory materials. You get a clean furnace that is ready for the reconstruction phase at the conclusion of the demolition phase.