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Glass and metals

Processing companies in this demanding sector are often faced with economic and environmental challenges and opportunities such as:

  • Innovating new or modified products to meet market demands.
  • Minimising operating costs such as energy and recycling to recover valuable metals
  • Pressure to minimise internal engineering costs.
  • Improved equipment reliability.

 

RB Group is well versed both technically and commercially in this sector and is often chosen as a natural engineering consultancy partner.

TRACK RECORD

Long-term collaboration with many clients in the design, construction, refurbishment and project handling of:

  • Furnaces for zinc galvanising.
  • Rockwool manufacturing line.
  • 3 glass furnaces and 2 glass coating plants in Chile and the UK.
  • Lead battery recycling, lead refining and silver recovery plant.
  • Catalytic converter manufacturing for car exhausts.
  • Turnkey facility to ‘wash’ gemstones and increase their value.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

COMMERCIAL AND LOGISTICAL EXPERTISE

RB Group provides support through part or all of the entire project lifecycle, thereby avoiding major pitfalls which can result in a project overrunning, being delayed, or under-performing. Examples include:

  • GAP analysis leading to improved productivity.
  • Preparing cases for capital justifications and sanctioning.
  • Horizon scanning to develop innovative solutions to enhance plant operating performance and reduce operating costs.
  • Achieving planning permissions.
  • Obtaining approval from regulatory authorities such as the HSE, EA.
  • CDM.
  • Procurement.
  • Site services, infrastructure, and supervision of sub-contractors ensuring adhesion to programme.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Several RB Group engineers come directly from a manufacturing environment having designed and built furnaces, mills and coating lines all over the world and at all scales, in the following areas:

  • Civil, structural, architectural, process, mechanical, electrical, control, automation, steel and lead processing, and recycling.
  • Separation and treatment of by-products such as metal slag, for metal recovery and conversion into construction materials.
  • Blast and induction furnaces, oxygen lances.
  • Hot-duct designs including both water and evaporatively-cooled.
  • Heat treating.
  • Plate glass coating.
  • Iron smelting.
  • Steel rolling and coating.
  • Rockwool fibre and glass fibre insulation.
  • Precious metals processing including silver extraction and platinum.
  • Gemstone washing with molten salts.