Manufacture, Assembly & Testing

Monocon International Refractories Ltd. has extensive manufacturing, assembly and test facilities located in its UK facility, in South Yorkshire. Customers are invited to view the facilities before, during and at the time of machine assembly and factory acceptance testing before dispatch to site.

The company specialise in manufacturing a wide range of refractory products including metallurgical lances, slag control darts as well as standardised and customised machines, as briefly outlined below.

Metallurgical Lances

Lances typically comprise of a composite assembly incorporating a steel tube (the ‘core’) surrounded by castable refractory material.

Monocon lance production started around 30 years ago in South Yorkshire, UK. Initially the plant supplied a simple gas stir lance design which was soon supplemented by lances covering all application requirements such as Steel Powder Injection, Oxygen re-heat and Iron Desulphurisation.

Additional lance production capacity was created by the opening of

Mono Ceramics (MCI) in Michigan, USA in the 1990’s and today current Production Capacity exceeds 25,000 lances per annum. For further information on Monocon's Lance refractory products, please click here.

Slag Control Darts & Dart Machines

Monocon are market leaders in slag control technology and since 1988 have supplied provided both dart refractories and a range of over 83 dart machines to 34 steel plants around the world.The designs of dart machines shown on this site are indicative, as each plant will have its own characteristics, restrictions and limitations. All Monocon machines are specifically designed to meet the customer’s requirements but configured from a modular, robustly engineered standardised arrangement to minimise costs and provide assurance of operation.Typically, Monocon supplies a turnkey slag control solution for their clients including customised dart machines, automated dart machines and the Monocon slag darts. This one-stop-shop is favoured by many clients as the responsibly for successful implementation is with one supplier.

Customised Machines & Equipment

Monocon are international specialists in the design and development of innovative, value-adding steel making equipment. Monocon's UK engineering team travel the world, working with clients to understand their needs, requirements and space constraint in order to find the ideal solution.

We operate the latest 3D CAD software to typically model and animate our equipment sited in the clients facility so all stakeholders are able to visualise the Monocon solution before manufacturing commences. This high level of engineering customer service helps to differentiate Monocon from other suppliers.

This unique ability to create innovative world class engineering solutions, manufacture and supply refractories and provide exceptional customer service to clients operating in practically every country in the world, makes Monocon the market leader in the steel making sector.

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