What is a Smelting Plant
A smelting plant is a factory where metals are extracted from their ores through a process called smelting. Smelting is the process of heating the ore to a high temperature in the presence of a reducing agent, such as coke or charcoal, in order to remove impurities and extract the metal. The smelted metal is then poured into molds to form ingots or is further processed to produce other forms such as wire or sheets.
Smelting plants are commonly used for producing metals such as iron, copper, aluminum, and lead. The facilities typically include furnaces, cooling systems, and storage for raw materials, fuel, and finished products.