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Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis • October 19-22, 2008 • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis 2008

The definitive course on the theory and practice of primary aluminum production

Sponsored by:

COURSE INFORMATION

October 19-22, 2008
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What This Course Offers

  • Theoretical and practical aspects of primary aluminum production
  • An understanding of the electrolysis process
  • Overview of the state-of-the-art aluminum production
  • On-site visit to Dubai Aluminium

Participate in group discussions and learn to solve technical problems at aluminum smelters, such as diagnosis and treatment of problem pots, and heat balance applied to potline operations.

Course Goals

  • To promote more efficient operation of aluminum smelters
  • To stimulate corresponding research and development

Who Should Attend

  • Technical and project managers
  • Supervisors and operators of Hall-Heroult cells
  • Contributors to the development of primary aluminum production technology
  • Others interested in aluminum production
COURSE TOPICS

Be sure to note your personal topics of interest on the application because presenters will customize content to meet specific needs and interests identified!

  • Alumina Quality and Solubility
  • Anode Effect Mechanism and Emissions
  • Carbon Dust in Pots - Causes and Problems
  • Cathode Countermeasures to Keep Pots Operating
  • Cell Energy Input and its Utilization
  • CO2 Emissions and Climate Change
  • Computer Control of Cells
  • Current Efficiency
  • Electrical Safety in Potrooms
  • Electrolyte (Bath) Compositions
  • Evolution of Prebake Cell Design and Technology
  • Fluoride Emissions
  • Graphite Resistor Preheat
  • Heat Balance Fundamentals
  • Introduction to the Aluminum Electrolysis Process
  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • Measurement Techniques for Pot Analysis
  • Metal Purity
  • Plant Tour to Dubai Aluminium Smelter
  • Pot Operational Diagnostics
  • Pot Resistance Tuning
  • Pot Startup Potline Operation
  • Potroom Inspection Items
  • Productivity and Work Practice Challenges When Operating Cells at the “Edge”
  • Variability and Control of Temperature and Aluminum Fluoride in Cells

COURSE PRESENTERS

Lectures feature the following international faculty who will serve as course presenters:

Norway
Halvor Kvande
Hydro Aluminium, Norway
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Steve Lindsay
Alcoa Inc., USA
Canada
Vinko Potocnik
Consultant, Canada
Canada
Michel Reverdy

Dubai Aluminium Company Ltd., Dubai

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Alton Tabereaux
Consultant, USA
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Gary Tarcy
Alcoa, USA
New Zealand
Barry Welch
Welbank Consulting, New Zealand

COURSE REGISTRATION AND LODGING

Registered participants:
Your tuition fee of $2,500 (U.S. Dollars) includes:

  1. 4 Day Course (Sunday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  2. Smelter Tour
  3. Course Notes
  4. Welcome Reception (Sunday evening)
  5. Lunch Daily
  6. Refreshment Breaks
  7. Closing Reception/Dinner (Tuesday evening)

Lodging:
Lodging is available at the in Dubai. Make your reservations before September 12 to receive the special rate. Telephone +971 4 885 2222 or make your reservation online.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Anthony Natale
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale PA 15086 USA
Telephone: 724-776-9000 ext. 222
Fax: 724-776-3770
E-mail:


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