The removal of sludge and slag is one of the most crucial activities for the steel industry.
Incandescent liquid sludge split on the ground is moved using wheeled and caterpillar front loaders specifically equipped for high temperature work and fitted with grab attachments manufactured and certified directly by GAP.
Liquid sludge poured into tubs and/or pots is moved using special machinery constructed to meet the specific needs of the steel industry by certified manufacturers which whom GAP has worked for many years.
The process of emptying liquid sludge is constantly monitored, since this information is needed by the client for the production and economic analysis of the steelworks' output.
Incandescent slag removed from the under-kiln channel is taken to special cooling areas, where the temperature is drastically reduced by water jets, to allow subsequent operations such as removal of the iron component, separation and crushing.
GAP has designed and patented systems for the execution of various procedures, allowing the recuperation of increasing quantities of steel from the waste products.
Depending on the type of waste to be treated (from electric furnace, ladle furnace, converter, from carbon steel to stainless) these are subsequently sent to waste disposal and/or recovery.
Given the highly hazardous nature of the materials treated, in recent years GAP has invested heavily in vehicle-mounted technology, fitting vehicles with video cameras, temperature analysis systems, flame dampers, emergency manoeuvre mechanisms and automatic fire-extinguishing systems; maximum priority is also given to the education, information and training of operators.