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MARCH 12-16  • 2006 TMS ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION  • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
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“Aluminum Smelting Cell Retrofitting and Cell Operations”

Dates and Times: March 11, noon to 8 p.m. and March 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $525 members; $610 nonmembers (Advanced registration price listed)
Who Should Attend?
Managers, supervisors, engineers and scientists employed in research or operations associated with aluminum smelting.

Sign up to attend this course by completing the TMS 2006 Annual Meeting & Exhibition Registration form.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides:

  • An understanding of the interaction between operating practice, cell mass and energy balance
  • Analysis of practices, pitfalls and options available for increasing productivity and associated economic analysis
  • Demonstrations of limits and instability in inappropriate retrofit upgrades through dynamic cell modeling
  • An appreciation of the impact of time and location of measurements of bath height, metal depth, cell chemistry and temperature
  • Case studies of achieving operating improvements with the “right” approach
  • An example of successfully merging emissions variability, cell dynamics and superheat measurements to improve performance (by Martin Iffert of Trimet)
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jeffrey T. Keniry is director of Alumination Consulting Pty. Ltd. in Mt. Macedon, VIC, Australia, which specializes in process development and support to the international smelting industry. His career has spanned more than 20 years in aluminum smelting operations and technology development.

Dagoberto Schubert Severo is director of PCE Engineering, a consulting company he founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1993. In addition to having clients in automotive, petrochemical, mining and railroad companies, PCE has also developed expertise in the aluminum field, working with pot thermal balance, MHD and stability analysis, anode furnace thermal and combustion simulation.

Alton Tabereaux is manager of technical support at Alcoa Primary Metals. He previously worked in research and development at Reynolds Metals Company for 26 years and is an acclaimed leader in cell diagnostics and operations.

Barry Welch is a visiting professor, and associate director of the Centre of Electrochemistry and Mineral Processing, at the University of New South Wales as well as principal consultant of Welbank Consulting Ltd. His career has been associated with the aluminum smelting industry for 45 years – He has directed a diverse range of projects, from electrode properties, designs and alternatives to operational practices and cell performance improvements.

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