Multistandard Test System SM 4000

For tests according to Standards to be selected among the following:
ISO 4696-1, ISO 7215, ISO 4696-2, ISO 4698, ISO 8371, IS 10823, IS 11292

SM 4000 Test System

General description

The system is designed to perform tests on iron raw material as ore pellets, lumps, sinter etc. according to several Standards. All Test procedures can be performed by same oven and same control system, equipped with proper gas flow meters and proper temperature programs.

Vertical oven is based on 5 separate heating zones with individual temperature control systems and is driven by means of solid state power units and temperature controllers and programmers.

Reaction tubes, made in high temperature alloys, include multiple thermocouples and gas inlet and outlet fittings, providing Standard test conditions.
The Oven can be equipped with a continuous weighing device showing and recording sample weight on digital display and logging unit.

SM 4000 features are:

  • Accuracy of test temperature during all reaction time
  • Isothermal temperature distribution in the sample
  • High accuracy of gases flow rate measurement and control
  • Accuracy of sample weight (resolution 0.1 g)

SM 4000 provides for automatic operation given by:

  • Automatic temperature time profile control
  • Gases input timing
  • Continuous monitoring of sample weight

Multistandard Capability

STANDARDS

Test Temp. (C°)

Reduct. Time (min.)

Sample Mass (g)

Gas MIX

MIX Flow rate (nl/min)

Max N2 Flow rate (nl/min)

Continuous Weighting

Tumbler TB 3000

Volume Gauge VM 6000

Iron Ore samples

ISO 4696-1

500

60

500

Mix A

20

20

-

Yes

-

ISO 4696-2

550

30

500

Mix B

15

15

-

Yes

-

ISO 4698

900

60

18 pellets

Mix B

15

15

-

-

Yes

ISO 7215

900

180

500

Mix B

15

15

Yes

-

-

ISO 8371

700

30

500

-

-

-

-

-

-

IS 10823

500

60

500

Mix B

20

20

option

Yes

-

IS 11292

900

180

500

Mix B

15

15

Yes

-

-

IS 8624

900

60

18 pellets

Mix B

15

15

-

-

Yes

Coke samples (*)

ISO 18894
ASTM D 2639
IS 4023 meth.B 

1100

120

200

CO2

5

10

-

Yes

-

(*) Note: SM 4000 can be also equipped with proper hardware and software to run CRI-CSR Test as per ISO 18894, ASTM D 5341 and IS 4023.

Gas Mix Composition %

N2

CO

CO2

H2

MIX A

58

20

20

2

MIX B

70

30

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Control Panel

Control panel includes complete top quality control and monitoring instrumentation. Temperature of sample is driven by digital programmer and by multiloop digital controller to obtain best isothermal test condition. A temperature alarm controller assures oven safety cutting off power in case of over temperature.

Automatic inlet of Nitrogen reaction gas are provided according to temperature program. Gas flow control is obtained by digital mass flow meter for reaction gas and by a rotameter for N2 (as option a mass flow meter also for N2 is included).

Manual gas control is also possible for checking purpose. Optional weighing system allows continuous monitoring of sample weight. A Touch screen recorder and data logger, and Ethernet connection, provide local and remote recording of test data.

control panel

SM 4000 Specifications

OVEN

Maximum operating Power:

20 kW

Max operating temperature:

1200°C

Heating zones:
5 heating zones
Heating elements:
Silicon carbide elements (20 elements)

External thermocouple:

 "K" type (Inconel shielded)

Inner chamber diameter:

140 mm

REACTION TUBES

Reaction tube type:

"Single wall" type C

Material

AISI 310

Inner diameter:

75 mm

Internal thermocouple:

Triple "K" type (Inconel shielded)

GAS CONTROL UNIT 

Flow rate measuring devices:

Digital Mass Flow Meters

SAMPLE WEIGHING UNIT
Max weight:

30 kg

Resolution:

0,1 g

MAIN POWER:

380 V  3 Ph + Neutral (20kW max)

Vertical electric oven

The electric oven consists of a steel structure placed on a frame and including the silica insulation material. Twenty silicon carbide high temperature heating rod elements are placed horizontally in a stack and are grouped in 5 heating zones to provide separate power control.

Replacement of heating elements is fast and easy with no need of refractory maintenance so that oven life is very long. Inner high temperature chamber is protected by a quartz tube. The oven can be equipped, as an option, with a weighing system to provide continuous monitoring of sample weight during reduction test.

multifunctionvertical

Tumbler system TB 3000

According to ISO 4696-1, ISO 4696-2, IS 10823 and IS 8167, the sample is tumbled after the reaction in the oven. Number of revolutions is pre-set on a digital counter showing remaining revolutions to the end of tumbling. Automatic stop at end of test is provided. The units are protected by a safety cage with switch on the door. Please refer to the Tumbler System product page for further information.

tumblersystem

 

Accessories

Reaction tube lifting tackle

Reaction tube lifting tackle
  • For insertion and removing of the reaction tubes
  • Vertical electric movement
  • Two controlled speeds – low / fast movement
  • Manual horizontal movement on rail
  • Max. weight 60 kg
  • Remote control
  • Rail included
  • Power 230 V 50 Hz

Reaction Tube Tripods

reaction tube tripods

Model:

  • TR 2000 – For CRI, MM 6000, SM 4000 reaction tubes
  • TR 4000 – For LR 8000 reaction tubes

Reaction Tube Cooling Devices

Cooling System - Complete - small Cooling System - Detail - small
  •  Digital Temperature controller
  • Ventilation Fan
  • Auto stop at preset temperature
  • Power 230 V 50 Hz

Model:

  • CS 2000 – For CRI, MM 6000, SM 4000 reaction tubes
  • CS 4000 – For LR 8000 reaction tubes

Sample preparation devices

Auxiliary equipment for Sample Preparation can be provided together with main instrumentation.

Available devices are:

  • Jaw Crusher for coke
  • Sample Splitter
  • Testing screen machine (with screening trays)
  • Sieving Machine (with sieves)
  • Sieves (for manual sieving)
  • Thermostatic Oven
  • Digital laboratory scale

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