Cool (clean and smooth) running

Coolant filtration systems for D&I bodymakers producing aluminium cans have come a long way in 50 years, as Andy Ricketts* of Primetals Technologies explains to Paul Gander

A canmaking engineer or metallurgist may generally have little incentive to think long or hard about the need for – and the challenges around – coolant systems in aluminium drawn and wall-ironed (D&I) can production. Yet this is a technology which has been developed in its own right over a half century or so and which now offers multiple options, notably in the all-important area of filtration.

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