When Hilgefort transports large plant components to customers, it can be exhilarating for everyone involved. Often enough, the kind of specialised transport required even piques the curiosity of residents in the local area or photographers from the regional press, drawing them to the factory premises in Dinklage.
Hilgefort produces the tangential cyclone separator in blast furnace 8 in Duisburg. The plant components, which have a diameter of up to 8 m, are taken on the most direct route to the Küsten Canal by special trucks. From there, they are transported on cargo ships to the docks in Walsum. Weighing several tons, the large components are simply too heavy to be transported only on roads.
Once completed, a pressure test at 2 bar was performed. The component has a total weight of 120 tons and a diameter of 6800 mm. It was manufactured in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive.