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Publication Date: 04/2001
Pages: 5
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Noncontact solids flow meter accurately measures material flowrates

A company improves its molybdenum ore conversion furnaces' output and product quality after installing two noncontact solids flow meters.

Climax Molybdenum Co. operates a molybdenum ore conversion facility at Fort Madison, Iowa, that processes molybdenum ores, typically molybdenite, into high-grade molybdic oxides and molybdenum chemicals for industrial and commercial uses. In the facility's sublimation plant, low-grade molybdic oxide is fed into two high-temperature furnaces that heat the material to its sublimation temperature, removing impurities and converting it to high-grade molybdic oxide.

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