Steel Services - Breakout of metallurgical vessels

A hot issue: refractory breakout requires experience

To achieve an efficient melting process, it is necessary to smoothly connect preceding and follow-up processes. Breakout of metallurgical vessels is a follow-up process, which should be carried out only by specially trained staff to minimize downtimes caused by failure.


Modern special equipment, such as telescopic excavators, enables our team to perform fast and accurate breakout operations while the main process is running and relining can be carried out without problem.

The separated materials can be pre-sorted at the customer’s site. Best possible recycling of refractory breakout is based on coordinated handling from the collection point to classified component utilization.

The specific know-how for handling, processing and utilization of refractory waste can always be provided from the Horn & Co. Minerals Recovery staff.