Phoenix processing plants have the highest metallic recovery rates in the industry for both stainless and carbon mills. Our plants utilize state-of-the-art magnetic separation equipment to maximize the recovery of metallics from the raw slag. This advanced metallic recovery allows for the recovery of virtually all residual metallics from the slag, maximizing recovered iron units. The processing plants include the latest technology in screen design to cleanly separate the slag and scrap into different sized fractions depending on customer specifications and market demand.
We utilize state-of-the-art cranes to dropball oversized metallics, sizing them to customer specifications and downstream needs.
We provide torches and lances to cut and burn scrap metal, whether generated internally or from the outside market. Our cutting meets environmental specifications and is performed under roof or baghouse if required. We also provide oxycutting machines upon request.
Cleaning, polishing, and then using outside scrap for use, reduces melting costs and energy needs. The cost to clean scrap is less than the cost to melt scrap containing unwanted materials and can be necessary in regions that cannot access higher quality material.
We reprocess reclaimed B- and C- scrap metallics to raise their iron (Fe) content. This allows for internal reuse of metallics that may generally not meet minimum melting requirements, further reducing operational costs.
Whether generated internally or from the outside market, we provide and operate mobile and fixed shears to cut scrap as determined by the type and quantity of the material.
Similar to our scrap cleaning services, we can provide and operate a bailer, to convert lower density scrap to higher density, allowing for the use of lower grade scrap – providing a cheaper and more readily available material.
We not only load scrap, alloys, fluxes, and other materials into charge boxes and buckets for the steel mill, we also ensure accurate recipes and high melt quality by measuring real time weight with our state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring precise layering.
To ensure compliance with mill standards, Phoenix personnel are trained to inspect scrap either visually or using a Spectrometer (for quick and accurate chemistry analysis). Focused on the higest standards, suspect shipments that don’t meet our standards are flagged or turned away.
We collect, transport, and process revert or home scrap generated around the steel mill with no wasted movement, using the latest and best equipment, including lugger boxes, roll-off boxes, off-highway trucks, and more.
We offer various options for transportation, from large box and bucket carriers to more cost-effective tractor-trailers depending on overall size and weight. This process optimizes layering of charge materials and allows our customer to be ahead of consumption. With the next box/bucket already prepared and accessible, any potential for delays in the Melt Shop is completely eliminated.
We use inventory management for optimal use and storage of commodities. Scrap yards are strategically designed for operational efficiency and real-time tracking allows our customers to always know how much scrap is available by commodity. From specialized scrap loaders to mobile material handlers and electric equilibrium cranes, we utilize equipment that best suits the needs of our customers to ensure an efficient, low cost operation. Scrap piles are zeroed on a regular basis to ensure accurate inventory.
We specialize in receiving and unloading scrap from railcars and barges. Scrap can be unloaded directly into scrap piles or into trucks and other forms of transport for delivery to a secondary location. Railcars and barges are cleaned according to customer specifications.
We receive, weigh, and direct incoming scrap trucks and railcars—as well as all outgoing trucks—to obtain tare and gross weights for accurate tracking of all products. Regular certification of truck and rail scales further guarantees accuracy and efficiency.
We transport scrap in the safest and most efficient way possible based on facility layout and requirements, including scrap that was just received, in addition to secondary transport of scrap between yards, bays, and in-ground charge boxes and buckets.
We transport slag pots from the melt shop to slag dumping stations using slag pot carriers. We dump pots for quenching and further processing, then slag pots are returned empty to the melt shop for the next cycle. A slag “cushion” is often placed in the bottom of the pot before return and we spray pots with a releasing agent to increase the pot’s life span.
We provide specialized loaders equipped with chains and fire suppression to dig slag pits and transport the slag for further processing. These services are offered for an EAF pit, BOF pit and/or LMF pit. We continually aim to optimize heat times and reduce yield losses over the course of a partnership.
We clean all slag and scrap spills, breakouts, and splashed materials from the melt shop floor and haul away material for further processing.
We remove spent refractory materials from various melt shop vessels, clean tap holes, and more. Dedicated, on demand refractory tear-out services help reduce costly mobilization fees and other expenses associated with off-site services.
We clean tundish dump areas, picking up and removing dumped tundish for further processing. We also utilize a proprietary tundish dumper to carry and dump liquid tundish, reducing metallic loss and the need for additional tear-outs.
Our processing plants use advanced metallic recovery to retrieve virtually all residual metallics from the slag, producing a quality, high-value aggregate product to meet market specifications. The processing plant includes the latest technology in screen design to cleanly separate the slag and scrap into different sized fractions depending on market demand. Our large, dedicated sales team performs extensive market research and continuously develops new outlets and uses for the slag products.
Briquetting converts individual by-products with high Fe content (slag, dust, slurries, and oxide scales) into a homogenized mix. The resultant mix is fed through a hydraulic roll press where the compaction creates a briquette that can be re-introduced to the iron and steel making facilities. We also use various by-products such as BOF sludge, BOF slag, ladle slag, mill scales, lime, and dusts to create a homogenous mix that can be added to the sinter plant process, improving productivity, creating less variability in the sintering process, improving sustainability, and reducing environmental impact.
Using our innovative equipment to combine iron ore fines without other materials creates a mixture easily used in sinter plants. The process allows for the use of steelmaking by-products and materials that are generally too fine for use in the blast furnace.
From loading/unloading, to transport, to general upkeep, we handle coal/coke for use in the blast furnace.
We handle iron ore to be used in a blast furnace or sinter plant. This ranges from loading/unloading, to transport, to general upkeep.
We process, granulate, and dewater blast furnace slag for use as a value-added aggregate. This is largely used in cement production.
We process granulated blast furnace slag for further value-added final product. This is also used in cement production.
We collect, transport, and process mill scale to create a sellable product on the outside market. We can then market the mill scale at our customer’s request.
Depending on the brick type, we provide and operate specialized equipment to crush spent refractory brick that can then be super sacked for reuse. This is a service that reduces the amount of materials sent to the landfill as well as the amount of additives purchased on the outside market, which both helps the environment and reduces customer costs.
We offer water trucks for dust control and housekeeping of in-plant roads and yards. If necessary, an additional dust suppressant is added to the water to further reduce roadway emissions.
We use graders to keep roads and yards in good operating condition, ensuring safe transportation and reducing equipment wear and tear.
We provide sweeper trucks to perform housekeeping of in-plant paved roads. This reduces roadway emissions by removing dust, dirt, and more—ensuring compliance with all environmental regulations.
From AOD dust to lime, we provide the labor and equipment necessary to bag bi-products generated by our customers for internal use. This avoids landfill costs and reduces material needed to be purchased on the outside market.
Any of our non-site equipment not being used for other critical services is available, fully operated and maintained, on an hourly rental basis to perform additional services outside the main scope of work. In the event that more assets are required, we will study the economic feasibility and provide the equipment. This allows access to mobile equipment that otherwise would have to be sourced from outside third parties—resulting in high mobilization and short term rental fees to use.
Maintenance is an investment which is why we offer experienced mechanics, welders, electricians, and a full array of well-trained technicians to perform both needed and preventative maintenance on your equipment in a timely manner.
We provide a full range of packaging services for our customer’s finished products. From the use of hand scanners, automated packaging machines, and other innovative technology we are able to perform high quality packaging services ensuring our customer’s specifications are met every time.
We utilize certified and insured drone pilots as well as proprietary software to take advantage of drone technology allowing for safe, quick, and accurate surveying of material inventories. With just one site visit, we can accurately inventory scrap, slag, mill scale, and other commodities, allowing our customers to better understand quantities and values they have on the ground at any given time. This 3D imaging and measuring software improves sustainability, efficiency, and transparency by providing precise, real-time reporting of inventory levels on-site.
At Phoenix we also offer a full suite of scarfing and grinding operations. This includes necessary labor and state-of-the-art equipment required for robotic scarfing and grinding of carbon and stainless slabs. Phoenix scarfing and grinding operations are designed to minimize yield loss while removing defects and improving surface quality.
Our vacuum truck services clean materials generated by our customers. Our vacuum trucks are capable of removing various materials including solids, powders, liquids, sludges and virtually all other generated materials.
From tractor-trailers to large slab carriers, we provide specialized, custom fit equipment to transport products within a steel mill as determined by quantities, needs, and site layout. Pallet systems can be utilized for added efficiency and safety. Materials are transported according to customer needs and we always ensure delivery to their designated location on-time, efficiently, and safely.
We provide dedicated, on demand, on-highway trucking services for safe and punctual delivery of steel mill products to end users. We also offer hauling of coils, slabs, scrap, containers, and more. Consistently dedicated drivers and reliable equipment means our customer’s mill never needs to worry about truck availability.
From forklifts to reach stackers to overhead cranes, we offer equipment to load and unload finished products for storage or transportation. We provide equipment sized to the material(s) being handled and mill needs, for handling of billets, coils, slabs, rebar, beams, pipes, and more.
We provide specialized equipment for transportation of any products used or generated throughout the steel making process to anywhere within the steel mill.
We manage inventory of semi-finished and finished products and assist in the development of new layouts to optimize inventory and minimize costly extra handling. We load and unload products, including sorting and shuffling, throughout the warehouse or yard, making sure to track inventory and share where products are located at any given time.