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Furnace Tapping 2018 Conference

Furnace Tapping 2014 was a first of its kind event. It focused on the challenges associated with the tapping of furnaces and on finding ways to address these challenges. South Africa, which produced 18 commodities at more than 75 sites applying smelter technology, was an ideal breeding ground for such an event. People gathered to share creative solutions to a problem shared by many, for which no miracle one-size-fits-all solution exists. The SAIMM takes pride in announcing a follow-up conference, Furnace Tapping 2018, will be hosted in South Africa in October 2018. The high standard of technical papers compiled in the peer-reviewed proceedings of Furnace Tapping 2014 will be maintained. The SAIMM envisage for Furnace Tapping 2018 further documentation of tapping practices by existing operators, more reviews of current operations, and descriptive case studies in which technologies available for tap-hole design, monitoring, closure, and maintenance were applied. Of special interest is, feedback on research conducted in the field.

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25 June 2022

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